Part B: In color, create a self portrait reflecting who you really are; what others normally may not see.
Then we had to write a paper about Part B and why we used the colors we did and meaning.
Got an A on entire project though I don't feel I did my best on either drawings.
The main colors used in my self portrait are brown, orange, blue, turquoise, and purple.
Brown wasn’t only chosen because it’s the natural color of my hair but, is also a neutral, down-to-earth color. I consider myself to be a rather all around and open minded woman. The color brown has been associated with such characteristics as dependability and friendliness. I’ve been told before that I can be too friendly and I’ve happily accepted that ‘flaw’.
The orange streaks in my hair represent my vibrant and sociable nature.
Adding the blue was to do more balancing in my personality. My astrological sign is a Libra, the scales, which denotes my personality to be rather evened out. Blue and orange are not only complimentary; they’re also a contrast of warm and cool colors. Blue is a very likable color in most everyone likes some shade of the color blue. I'd like to assume I'm a rather likeable person. Blue conveys both a strong and calm feeling. Growing up the way I have and through the events I’ve faced I have stayed rather calm in the face of strife. This in turn has made me a stronger woman and will continue to as I grow. Culturally blue is associated with importance, intelligence, stability, unity and confidence.
Turquoise is used in my shirt creates a feminine appeal. I grew up a tomboy yet always had the girly daydreams in my head. Hopeless romantic, wanting to dress up, I just kept repressing it. It wasn’t until the past few years have I began to embrace the girly girl hiding beneath. Turquoise has a personal and cultural connection, specifically turquoise in reference to the mineral. Turquoise is commonly associated with the
The purple of the jacket is another nod to my astrological sign; the purple and turquoise being complimentary. This purple is a bit on the lighter side giving another suggestion of femininity. Associations include, grace, refinement, and romance; all emotions and concepts I tend to tuck under my skin. Purple is colors that invokes creativity and an artistic mind as well as boost the imagination. The artistic aspect needs no explanation but, I have a horrible habit of daydreaming at a probably unhealthy level. Fun fact, Cleopatra’s favorite color was purple, again tying me back to my Egyptian heritage. Most specifically, purple is the color of mystery. One could know me for years and still not know who I am. I like to have that mystery. I like to hope that it keeps me interesting.