This exhibition shows the theme of animals because they inspire me and I want them to be a part of my art style. The first piece in my exhibition is called Koi Fish, which presents a big koi fish peaking above the water. I made the head 3D so it is actually coming out of the water, but it’s body is still under water. This piece was made with a combination with air dry clay and acrylic paint, but small details were made with prisma color pencils. My only issue with this piece was I lacked shading techniques with acrylic paint. I feel like I could have made the big fish look more rounded. However, I was able to learn a new technique of mixing all the colors to make black. I liked how the black mixture makes the fish look more natural and not flat. This technique helped me make my next piece, Two Modes. I used this technique with other media and I found that prisma color pencils are the best. I chose tigers because they represented my inspiration from the artists: Soga Nickouan and Vince Okerman. I was inspired by Nichkoun’s tiger and dragon scrolls, where the tiger represents passiveness and the dragon represents power. I drew a passive tiger and aggressive tiger to represent that idea. I was inspired by Okerman’s Roar, where it shows a realistic tiger surrounded by doodles. I love this style of mixing imagination with realism, so I surround the tiger heads with cartoon flowers made with blick markers. The colorful flowers around the passive tiger represents happiness and the wilting flowers represents draining of power and lifeness. The only thing I wish I did better on this piece was add more wilted flowers around the aggressive tiger because the passive tiger has more flowers. It is not balanced to me, but I really like how I used the technique of mixing all the colors to make black for the stripes. I also like the textures I made for the fur, which sparked the making of my next piece: The 5 Shapes Emphasis Art. I used a photo of my goat because I wanted to use different shades of texture strokes. The background represents the goat’s personality of craziness and I found this idea to be amusing because the goat is so calm while the background is kind of chaotic. I actually do not dislike anything about this artwork. It allowed me to explore prisma colors and water color because the background is made with watercolor and the designs are pen ink. I found myself wanting to explore the texture technique with another goat piece, which is Bush Goat. I used a picture of my other goat and I used prisma color pencils. This piece had the most obstacles for me because I accidently grabbed watercolor paper and I noticed this was a problem when I had to bare down on the color pencils. That is why some leaves are darker like the area between my hand and the goat’s mouth. This piece allowed me to think about photography because I always draw goats, but what if I took pictures of them. I started by taking pictures of my goat, Jannie, and I never thought I could take a photo like that. It inspired me to take more photos of my animals and to me all of them look great, especially the way I edited My Happy Pigeon. I love the blue and green tones around and on him. I set my exhibition in categories, when the person first walks in he will see the curatorial rationale then flying animals. Then they will see other species of animals because the Koi Fish and The 5 Shapes Emphasis Art have to be on table, so I wanted the tigers piece to be in the middle because it will make the placements symmetrical. The next section starting with The 5 Shapes Emphasis Art are goats because I wanted them to be side by side so people can see the difference between them. To finish the exhibition I placed more flying animal photos because I wanted the person to start and end with flying animals.