Sara Head

I am an 18 year old mixed media artist from Louisiana. I attend Pepperdine University as a Biology major and studio art minor.

If you are interested in buying a piece or making a commission, please contact me at sarahead.art@gmail.com


Portfolio:

AP Studio Art Concentration

The central idea of my concentration is the depiction of an Atlantic Blue Crab through different art styles and techniques. I chose this topic as a way of showing that multiple complexities can be found in something commonly interpreted in one particular way. From living in an area that is heavily dependent on seafood, I have always looked at the Atlantic Blue Crab from the perspective of a hungry consumer. I challenged myself to shed a new light on the crab while keeping its basic structure.

To begin my journey of finding new complexities within the basic structure of the Atlantic Blue Crab, I established my initial view by drawing a realistic crab with colored pencils. After creating a foundation perspective, I experimented with multiple art forms, techniques, and styles to expand my understanding of visual representation and symbolism. As my imagination flowed, my projects transformed from realistic to abstract. I kept the basic structure of the crab constant throughout the projects to have a universal factor connecting the variety of perspectives. The common structure creates a sense of unity in a group of contrasting visuals.

Realism Crab “Realism Crab”

Size: 18x24
Media: Prismacolor colored pencils, watercolor, paper

SOLD

Pointillism Crab “Pointillism Crab”

Size: 12x16
Media: Black pen on paper

SCANNED COPY ONLY

Watercolor Crab “Watercolor Crab”

Size: 10x15
Media: Watercolor on paper

SOLD

Scratch Technique Crab “Scratch Technique Crab”

Size: 12x16
Media: Black pen on paper

Placemat Crab “Placemat Crab”

Size: 12x17.5
Media: Acrylic paint on a wooden placemat

OPEN FOR COMMISSION: original is not for sale, but I can make more.

Quilling Crab “Quilling Crab”

Size: 9x12
Media: Rolled construction paper, Weldbond glue, canvas

Surrealism Crab “Surrealism Crab”

Size: 19x24
Media: Acrylic paint on canvas

Geometric Crab “Geometric Crab”

Size: 9x12
Media: Acrylic paint, Tulip paint, canvas

Splatter Paint Crab “Splatter Paint Crab”

Size: 18x24
Media: Acrylic paint on canvas

SOLD

Ribbon Crab “Ribbon Crab”

Size: 12x16
Media: Prismacolor colored pencils, watercolors, paper

SOLD

Zen Tangle Crab “Zen Tangle Crab”

Size: 18x24
Media: Permanent markers, watercolor, paper

SOLD

Wired Crab “Wired Crab”

Size: 16x20
Media: Metal wire, Weldbond glue, acrylic paint, canvas

Abstract Glass Crab “Abstract Glass Crab”

Size: 12x16
Media: Acrylic paint, stained glass shards, weldbond glue, canvas

AP Studio Art Breadth

A variety of media that I created for the Breadth section of my AP Studio Art class 2016-2017.

Atlanticus Glaucus “Atlanticus Glaucus”

Size: 12x12
Media: Acrylic paint, Liquidex, canvas

NOT FOR SALE

Abstract Self Portrait “Abstract Self Portrait”

Size: 12x16
Media: Acrylic paint, paint marker, canvas

NOT FOR SALE

Beary Through the Looking Glass “Beary Through the Looking Glass”

Size: 9x12
Media: Acrylic paint, stained glass shards, Weldbond glue, canvas

SOLD

Bluebird Collage “Bluebird Collage”

Size:
Media: Acrylic paint, magazine clippings, glue, canvas

SOLD

Pelican In Flight “Pelican In Flight”

Size: 18x24
Media: Acrylic paint, water, Tulip paint, acrylic gel medium, canvas

Golden Rose “Golden Rose”

Size: 10x20
Media: Acrylic paint, water, Tulip paint, canvas

SOLD

Grandpa on a Scooter “Grandpa on a Scooter”

Size: 11x14
Media: Acrylic paint on canvas

Gruff “Gruff”

Size: 11x14
Media: Acrylic paint, paint markers, canvas

NOT FOR SALE

Illuminated Letters “Illuminated Letters”

Size: 7x14
Media: Permanent markers on paper

NOT FOR SALE

In Bloom “In Bloom”

Size: 18x24
Media: Acrylic paint, tulip paint, canvas

Petalful “Petalful”

Size: 8x12
Media: Black pen, watercolors, paper

SOLD

Jack “Jack”

Size: 12x16
Media: Acrylic paint on canvas

SOLD

Useless Giving “Useless Giving”

Size: 15x19
Media: Acrylic paint, Liquidex, canvas

SOLD

Wooden Lionfish “Wooden Lionfish”

Size: 9.5x19
Media: Wood, acrylic paint, weldbond glue, jigsaw, wooden background with blue stain

SOLD

Observational Art Fall 2017

This portfolio includes pieces from my observational art course under the guidance of Joe Piasentin at Pepperdine University.

Cornucopia “Cornucopia ”

Media: 6B Pencil on Bristol Paper
Dimensions: 19 x 24 in.

Scribble technique

Scribble Practice 1 “Scribble Practice 1 ”

Media: 6B Pencil on paper
Dimensions: 9 x 12 in.
Model: My tennis shoe

Practice sketch of Scribble technique

Scribble Practice 2 “Scribble Practice 2”

Media: 6B Pencil on paper
Dimensions: 9 x 12 in.
Model: My flat shoe

Practice sketch for Scribble Technique

Scribble Practice 3 “Scribble Practice 3 ”

Media: 6B Pencil on paper
Dimensions: 9 x 12 in.
Model: My nice heel shoe

Practice sketch for Scribble Technique

Blind Drawing 1 “Blind Drawing 1 ”

Media: 6B on paper
Dimensions: 9 x 12 in.

Practice sketch for Blind Drawing Technique

Blind Drawing 2 “Blind Drawing 2 ”

Media: 6B on paper
Dimensions: 19 x 24 in.

Blind Drawing 3 “Blind Drawing 3 ”

Media: 6B on paper
Dimensions: 19 x 24 in.

Blind Drawing 4 “Blind Drawing 4”

Media: 6B on paper
Dimensions: 19 x 24 in.

Blind Drawing 5 “Blind Drawing 5”

Media: 6B on paper
Dimensions: 19 x 24 in.

Blind Drawing 6 “Blind Drawing 6”

Media: 6B on paper
Dimensions: 19 x 24 in.

Blind Drawing 7 “Blind Drawing 7”

Media: 6B on paper
Dimensions: 19 x 24 in.

Blind Drawing 8 “Blind Drawing 8”

Media: 6B on paper
Dimensions: 19 x 24 in.

Shading Drawing 1 “Shading Drawing 1 ”

Media: 6B on paper
Dimensions: 19 x 24 in.

Human Shading 1 “Human Shading 1 ”

Media: 6B on paper
Dimensions: 19 x 24 in.

Female Bust

Human Shading 2 “Human Shading 2 ”

Media: Charcoal on paper
Dimensions: 19 x 24 in.

First time using Charcoal

Box Outline 1 “Box Outline 1”

Media: Charcoal on paper
Dimensions: 19 x 24 in.

Box Outline 2 “Box Outline 2 ”

Media: Charcoal on paper
Dimensions: 19 x 24 in.

Shading Drawing 2 “Shading Drawing 2 ”

Media: Charcoal on paper
Dimensions: 19 x 24 in.

Striped cloth over boxes

Self Portrait “Self Portrait”

Media: 6B on paper
Dimensions: 19 x 24 in.

Final Part 1 “Final Part 1 ”

Media: 6B on paper
Dimensions: 19 x 24 in.

Final Part 2 “Final Part 2 ”

Media: 6B on paper
Dimensions: 19 x 24 in.

Final “Final”

Media: 6B on paper
Dimensions: 19 x 24 in.