- Portray 6 levels of pain, using the Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale as a reference.
- “Pain” can be interpreted in so many different ways, read the dictionary definition to get you started.
- Pain can be physical, mental, or both at the same time, consider what point of view you want to portray.
- While you can portray this from your own experience, it doesn’t have to be about something that happened to you.
- The levels don’t have to be represented as clear cut, even increments. In fact, the levels might be disparate and non linear.
brainstorming & Sketching
- Create mood boards.
- Brainstorm with key words, image searches, mind maps, etc.
- Draw at least 6 thumbnail sketches.
art media & format
- Use any art media, 2D and/or 3D.
- You might consider a format that allows for multiple images in a single artwork: a triptych, a 4 panel comic, etc.
Does My Art Need to Have Meaning?
Many artists wonder whether their art has to have “deep meaning” to be valid. Does art have to have a meaningful message in order to be art, or can art be a purely visual experience for the artist and viewer?
What is a “bad” illustration? This video shows a broad range of illustrations, and the opinions of several artists as to why the artworks are effective or not.
The thoughts of each artist on the illustrations then stimulates a discussion on why a specific illustration is successful or not. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artists Jordan McCracken-Foster and Cat Huang.