Journal #2


Artist: Kevin Llewellyn

Work: Karoline Drachenberg

Oil on panel 2009


In this piece, Llewellyn effectively uses value, texture, color, rhythm, emphasis, and contrast to capture the viewers attention and bring their eyes around the piece. He uses value around the woman’s body and face to make her look like she’s more three dimensional. The texture in the woman’s hair makes it look very short and fuzzy in some areas, whereas in others, it looks stiffer. The use of minimal color allows for the viewer to be directed somewhere in the painting first or more than others. The emphasis this causes is on the bright pink hair, which is in contrast to the black background. There is rhythm in the colors repeated in the woman’s hair and in the multitude of tattoos along her body.

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