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IMC concept sketch and idea
I was looking over the assignments given for the IMC last week and although they all sound wonderful and challenging, I cannot get this a particular concept out of my mind that I have been wanting to to do for some time. So, I am posting this concept to share with fellow IMC'ers to get any feedback on this idea. I have provided some preliminary sketches below in order to begin experimenting with the composition.
That visual left me with thinking, what better way to summarize human conflict. In a moment when we are supposedly at great odds with one another, we ironically rely on each other for support. Two strong men whom are trying to knock each other down are actually holding each other up. It is a testament to nature, maybe we are better suited to help each other rather defeat each other.
Above is a quick sketch of my composition for this piece. The environment is a boxing area. The subjects are two fighters at the moment of embrace. In the background is a crowd of people watching, each with expressions on their faces that display some of the emotions felt when we deal with conflict, agony, disinterest, fear, unaware, pride, etc.. I want to show the fighters in a dramatic way perhaps a view from the mat looking up.
It might be a bit overkill but I think I can work up a strong composition with this idea and it involves alot of the aspects that the IMC is teaching. Any and all feedback is welcome and appreciated. I am not normally this "heavy" but for some reason this has been sitting in my head for a while. I would love to hear some perspective on this topic if you have the time.