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Max Ralph Noir birds

Work by Max Ralph
Work by Max Ralph
Work by Max Ralph
Work by Max Ralph

I am interested in drawing both film noir gangster films and birds, so my body of work combines these interests. I have inserted birds into various film noir scenes, dressed as characters from those scenes. I have used different lighting settings in the scenes, with environments ranging from well-lit to almost completely dark. In this work I focused on improving my tonal drawing skills. Over the course of creating my work, my skills and knowledge around effectively creating tonal drawings progressed much further than I expected.

School

Sydney Secondary College, Blackwattle Bay Campus

ARTEXPRESS year

2021

HSC year

2020