Luis Corona AP Portfolio
My investigation began with the question of how art can be used to describe different types of mental illness. It evolved into how to depict psychopathy and the loss of emotion or empathy.
Before beginning this investigation I had not thoroughly experimented with different types of materials other than pencil drawing. I used this portfolio to focus on using different mediums and perfecting them around my investigation. Since my investigation had to do with illnesses I haven’t endured I did research on the effects it had on the brain and how researchers described their effects. I learned how to implement both my practice and research to create pieces like image 3. This piece incorporates my studies in depicting psychopaths and the way they hide among average people as well as using my practice with pencil shading and drawing realistic faces. From learning how to depict emotion and what to look for in a good painting like perspective and shading I took the second image using an iPhone and managed to have it portray exactly what I was trying to show. Even if it wasn't a drawing it was something I had been working on improving throughout my investigation.