DescriptionThis drawing was inspired by some of the Nouveau artwork by Alphonse Mucha. I love the lines and the waves inherent in the typical Nouveau style- how it seems so organic and free. Even something as ordinary as a chair can seem like a rose vine when done in the likeness of Nouveau. I decided to depict the night as opposed to the day since it reflects a more relaxed and subtle atmosphere, which I prefer over the bluntness of the sun and its' rays. The warm colors in her hair contrast with the cool colors of the background- the copper lines envelope her frame to contain her radiance.Prismacolor color pencils and gouache paint. Art (c) me.
Jennifer Johnson, Murfreesboro, TN Member Since June 2009 Artist Statement My name is Jen and I am a freelance illustrator/cartoonist located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Most of my work is influenced by Nouveau art, vintage art posters, Impressionism, Japanese graphic novels and calligraphy. I have been drawing since I was about three or four years old and other than a few art classes in high school and college, I am entirely self taught. My parents were always impressed with my work (of course) and even when my mother was dying of cancer, she still wanted to see what I was currently drawing in my notepad. For a decade afterward, my father continued to push me to pursue art until he too passed away a few years ago. Now I do art for myself, not for my parents, not for my friends, and not for school. I would like for people to see my work and take something away from it, whether it's a new idea, a new perspective, or a new appreciation for a style that they never considered before. My writing is inspired by many different styles such as stream-of-consciousness or understatement. Topics that usually pop up in my work are gender, feminism, humanitarianism, etc. I also try to aspire to zen and Taoism and use their teachings to keep me going. I hope you enjoy my work.