*Digital Artwork Upload Page*

 Please click here to begin uploading your artwork to the College Board. If you have not yet registered for a login name and password, you must Set up your access now.

To view your artwork on www.mrpayne.org, click on your name and enter your password (your YHS student ID number). Click on any image (in the center of the image) and drag the image to the desktop. This will automatically resize your image to the AP Studio/College Board submissions requirements. If you would like to view a video demonstration of how to upload your work, click here.

You will need the following to upload your artwork:

1. The digital image of the artwork
2. The height and width (Drawing and 2D). Height, width, and depth (3D).
3. Medium/Media used to create your artwork.

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Sample Essay Responses:

Sample #1
What is the central idea of your concentration?
This concentration “Animalocalypse” is a narrative series that resembles an alternate universe where the roles of animals and humans are switched. Several are based from famous paintings (the first, fifth and last images), but the majority of the watercolors are done from my imagination. As they progress from the first to the last, the message grows more suggestive to the viewer. Some paintings have a more light hearted mood, and all provoke a story.

How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea? You may refer to specific images as examples.
There were many ideas I originally had that I never ended up making, because the other ideas were either stronger, or easier for the viewer to be able to understand. I really enjoyed this concentration, because there were many things I could do that could represent the idea of animals and people switching places. Before I began working on them, I listed the best ideas, and put them in a specific order so I would be able to easily transition from one painting to the next. Some of my work, like image 11, titled “Fair Game,” have [sic] a much darker context than some of its earlier cousins. I did this on purpose; once the viewer was pulled in, they would notice that the revolution of the animals became more serious as the sequence continued.

Sample #2
What is the central idea of your concentration?
The central idea of my concentration is politics in the United States and the way our government is perceived by different social groups or parties. I chose this as my concentration because I love reading and watching the news to see the drama that is involved with the varying opinions of the people in our country.

How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea? You may refer to specific images as examples.
When I began my concentration, I wanted to depict politics in the United States literally and concretely, as seen in images 2, 3, and 4, but as I explored my concentration I became more aware of the controversy surrounding the different opinions of our government seen from different social groups. I wanted to express the point of views from different social groups in an unbiased fashion to tell the story of conservative [versus] liberal and [R]epublican versus [D]emocratic ideas. This is important to me because political based arguments have always stood out to me as playing a significant role in our society. At first, I relied on text to help get my point across, as seen in images 1, 2, 3, and 5, but as the year progressed I discovered how to express my ideas without the use of words and began to experiment with layering of ideas and the symbolism in our government through the use of printmaking, colors, symbols to depict the different emotions that are brought up when speaking about government, shown in images 9, 10, 11, and 12. The works of Barbara Kruger and Shepard Fairey were influential to my work through approach, text, and subject matter because their own styles are similar to my own.

 Sample #3
What is the central idea of your concentration?
My general idea for my concentration consisted of humans who had lost their identity or a definition of individuality. I wanted to express what you lose when you hide your “true face” to the world and what leads up to people hiding their true personalities. I also wanted to incorporate what would come out of this concealment and how it affected one’s surroundings. This was mainly influenced by my own troubles at finding myself along with the innocence I saw [in] my younger relatives’ lives.

How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea? You may refer to specific images as examples.
I wanted to exaggerate the lack of being, the lack the human expressions that would normally set the mood for an image. The use of buckets to cover faces was my way of defining a lack of emotion while hiding the identity of the person at the same time. I would use no backgrounds or just a flat background to emphasize that lack of substance and emptiness within the people such as in images 2 and 3. As I developed my idea further I changed the backgrounds to relate more the subject itself in terms of why they lost their identity or feeling of innocence that leads to a undefined personality, as shown in images 5 and 11. The latter expresses twins who are connected to one another but while one is fine with this way of life the other is crying because he/she cannot separate their own “self” from his/her sibling. Things such as sorrow [were] a big factor in expressing my concentration. In image 7 the girl, while searching for herself, is literally drowning in a sea of tears that the umbrella she holds is no longer sufficient enough to shelter her from her own sorrow.

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