It's a Great Day


So since my school moved into the new high school for my sophomore year, the following year y art teacher decided to start letting students paint on the wall in the courtyard when they were graduating seniors after finishing our portfolios. This year, my senior year, I wanted to do something super intense and like a battle scene with a dragon but I just didn't have enough time since I started it for an hour on Monday, and finished it yesterday after 10 more hours of painting. I did something simple, that I do frequently- an eye.

The words around the eye "It's a great day to be alive and be a panther," was said every day after the pledge in the morning. So, since I'm not particularly fond of the school itself as a whole, I made a bit of an ironic art piece. Le'ts just say we're all well aware the principle and most staff/admin don't care for artists and still champion sports.

I feel this is a decent send off in my mind. The color draining from the eye and the dead greenish skin tone with the words carved in, I don't know. I feel it's fitting, and it turned out much better than I thought. And larger as usual with my art recently. It could've been better, but I procrastinated like always and started late. Also fitting.

(((Side tangent-- the day I spent 10hrs in the sun painting resulted in a ridiculous sun burn on my left arm, which is very dark and painful but I'm stupid. But I had some paint stroke on my arm since I was wearing a sweater I didn't want paint on, thankfully managed to keep it clean, but it got hot and I'd taken it off. I didn't really think about the implications of standing in the blaring sun for 8+ hrs without sunscreen, but now I have the terrible sun burn. Complete with brush strokes that saved streaks of my skin, but also means I will have the most ridiculous tan lines if it darkens. I hope not.

TL;DR Wear sunscreen people.)))

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May 23, 2018
6:51 PM EDT
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