I’m Keagan Miller. I tend to express my inner thoughts and emotions through my artwork. I would say I’m a "shaman" as an artist, because as I make my art work, it slowly starts to show emotions and meaning as I go. I don't just start out with the idea, it comes to me as I work on my art work. My painting expresses my inner self. I love butterflies and the technique of spray paint. I did this painting to show my personality. I'm a dull person but if you look closely, you can see that I enjoy colors as well but I don't like them standing out as much. In this painting the butterflies stand out surrounded by spray paint .But if you take a close look, you can notice that underneath the spray paint is random colors and designs. Each design caught my eye .
My Artwork is a painting of my eye, that I had taken a picture of, I added colors from the eye dripping down, sort of like it’s melting. I created this art piece by painting whole canvas tan by mixing white and brown, to match my skin color, then I painted the shape of the eye with black , to make it look as though she’s wearing eye liner. Then I added a pupil that contained the colors of blue, green, white and brown. The white part in the eye around the pupil was white mixed with a little light blue, to kind of make it look more realistic. Then I added eyelashes and went over them multiple times with a dark black to make it look as though she’s wearing mascara , Then I went and added wrinkles underneath the eyes, as if she was tired. By making the tan color a little darker by adding more brown. Then I went and put water on my brush and tapped the colors in the eye a little, including the liner. Then I sat painting upright and as I did that the colors dripped down, making a melting effect. Then I added a little color matching the color dripping and added a touch of water and tapped above each drip to darken it .
The point of my art work is to express my personality and the way I see art. If you look at my art work you can see how I see things. It’s sort of like a diary but without words. Honestly my work means a lot to me , even though it’s not as good as others, but I can see myself learning new techniques, and I'm taking more time on my work and not really rushing to get my work done. In this painting I'm showing a girl lost in her own thoughts which is slowly killing her. She’s confused , and she feels as if she’s slowly fading.
My goals are far from being reached . It’s just the beginning. I want to get better at my work and develop more techniques . I want to learn how to blend better and make my work more realistic and not cartoony.