Bending The 'Rules' The Portfolio of Alexandra Wilson

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME!

I am Alexandra Wilson, an up-and-coming creative born and raised in Toronto. My main area of focus is illustration and I thrive working in mediums such as charcoal, pastels, and all sorts of paints. My creative goals are mainly to improve my way of seeing to further develop my understanding of visual arts. As I progress, I find myself becoming more interested in learning different types of digital media as well, which I think is always helpful when one want’s to develop as an artist. I am currently in the process of completing the Art and Design Foundations program at George Brown College.

“I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” Vincent Van Gogh

"Egypt" 11 x 7 on canson using coloured pencil.

Cropped pieces from original photograph laid out in Adobe Illustrator.
Colour chart that was used to create final image.
The final work.
“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” - Andy Warhol

After graduating from the Art and Design Foundations program, I am steering towards entering illustration at OCAD. I would like to continue to build my skills and my confidence in my artwork. I hope to find an apprenticeship and enter the tattoo industry. It's always something I have been interested in and I believe I could be very successful in it. There is still a stigma around tattoos, those who create them, and the people who carry them on their sleeve. I want to contribute my efforts to put tattooing on the map as a respected form of art worldwide, without the stigma.

“I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say 'he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.'” - Vincent Van Gogh
On site preliminary sketch at union station.
Testing colour themes/thumbnail.
The final work!
“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” - Andy Warhol

When I make art with rules, I feel like my expression is restricted. I know and respect the elements and principles of design, colour theory, perspective, etc., but when I create; I'm sporadic, almost impulsive. I will passionately hold a fistful of coloured pencils in one hand while aggressively drawing with the other, ready to switch out a new colour. It was always important to me to practice art theory and to understand what makes a good composition, but I realized I needed a set of 'rules' of my own to abide by. I've been able to take what I've learned in school, and create art that is me.

Some more of my work...

Feel Free to Email Me At

alexandrawilson97@hotmail.com

Check out my Behance!

https://www.behance.net/alexandraw2044

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