Emerging 2020

The Annual Port Washington High School AP Art Student Showcase

Sam Neilson 

Made with: graphite pencil, Sharpie, charcoal and water.

Process: "This is a piece about memory and how the senses are stored. It took me a while to figure out what to use and experimented with a whole host of materials. Eventually I figured mixing charcoal with water can make a cool effect with the marker and pencil. Giving it strong lines along with soft shading." 

Joe Lerche

Title: Condensation

Made: Digitally and with altered photography.

Evan Deer

Made with: watercolor paints, chalk pastels and Photoshop.

Process: "Originally inspired by messy/colorful abstract art, (it) eventually developed to be more coherent/fixed." 

Claire Ball

Part of a series of work in the exploration of lucid dreaming.

Same Neilson

Made with: Pen and colored pencil on paper.

Process: "I got this idea from a young boy who passed away from brain cancer. It is showing how slowly the brain's ability to function is lost to cancer."

Joe Lerche

Title: Precipitation

Made: Digitally.

Evan Deer

Made with: Photoshop.

Process: "(I) drew a sketch, created a scene in Photoshop, then added several details with textures and lighting."

Claire Ball

Part of a series of work in the exploration of lucid dreaming.

Sam Neilson

Made with: Pencil on board. 

Process: "This image is about sexual deviance and the chaotic mental state that goes with it. (I) started out with markers, but then moved towards just pencil and shading." 

Claire Ball

Part of a series of work in the exploration of lucid dreaming.

Evan Deer

Made with: Photoshop

Process: "Sketched on paper and digitally, colored in with textures, edited lighting and created two versions."

Sam Neilson

Made with: Colored pencil on printer paper.

Process: "A piece about organization in the mind. I tried to make something vibrant and eye-catching while showing that each dot is a grouping of known things in the mind." 

Evan Deer

Made with: Photoshop, colored pencils and pens

Process: "Created (the) grass texture, drew (the) rest of (the) picture using loose outlines, clipping masks and textures." 

Sam Neilson

Made with: Markers, pencil, Sharpie, on printer paper. 

Process: "This is about paranoia and due to some recent pandemic mucking about with the world. It brings out the terrified side of people, and eventually, they become almost monsters."

Claire Ball

Part of a series of work in the exploration of lucid dreaming.

Evan Deer

Made with: Photoshop, paper and pencil, and a digital camera.

Process: "(The) photographed background (is) edited in Photoshop, (I) drew (the) characters and added a stuffed animal/paper cutout."

Claire Ball

"This dream begins in a bubble from my perspective, and in the center of the bubble is this dying tree. People (friends) are in bubbles around the tree and want to get out but the bubble is getting smaller. There's a face outside of the bubble teasing me (and) telling me to free them but I don't know how"

Evan Deer

Made with: Photoshop

Process: "Drawn without guidelines or sketches. (I) experimented with lighting afterwards."

Sam Neilson

Made with: White charcoal and pastels on black construction paper.

Process: "At first, this piece was about how repetitive people are when arguing a moot point but turned into how a hateful environment breaks down someone's ability to make reasonable judgments of facts. Half a sketchbook later this was the results."

Claire Ball

Part of a series of work in the exploration of lucid dreaming.

Sam Neilson

Made with: Colored pencil on paper.

Process: "Shows the duality of multiple personality disorder. I was originally going for a black and white image but went for color to make the opposing sides pop more."

Claire Ball

Part of a series of work in the exploration of lucid dreaming.

Evan Deer

Made with: Photoshop

Process: "(I) drew the foreground, created (a) multi-layered background, (and) added filters/effects."

Sam Neilson

Made with: Greyscale marker and Sharpie on board.

Process: "A piece about addiction and vices. It was going to have a large starry sky between the people and the city, but I thought a bunch of holes would seem more appropriate for a piece about falling to vices." 

Evan Deer

Made with: Photoshop, watercolor and acrylic paints, chalk pastels, colored pencils, glue, paper, and markers.

Process: "(The piece is) intended to convey a feeling of confusion/terror."

Sam Neilson

Made: Digitally

Process: "This piece about the altered state of minds started with paper and pencil but I moved to digital to get a better feel for the colors and experiment with the software." 

Claire Ball

Part of a series of work in the exploration of lucid dreaming.

Evan Deer

Made with: Acrylic and watercolor paints, chalk and oil pastels, colored pencil, paper and Photoshop.

Process: "(The piece is) aimed to create a chaotic/disastrous atmosphere." 

Claire Ball

Part of a series of work in the exploration of lucid dreaming.

Evan Deer

Made with: Photoshop

Process: "(I) created a sketch, added details with color, clipping, masks and filters." 

Sam Neilson

Made with: Sharpie and colored pencil on printer paper.

Process: "This was an unexpected idea that I got from Ikea. I wanted to do food aversions, how one thing may be amazing to one person, and then nasty to another. At first, I went for mold but then decided octopus was better."

Evan Deer

Made withPaper, pencil, colored pencils, crayons, markers, blending sticks, a digital camera and Photoshop.

Process: "(I) created (the) background, drew (the) characters in Photoshop, printed (them) out, and attached (them) using paper scraps and sticks." 

The Port Washington High School AP Art Students Thank You for Viewing the Emerging 2020 Show.