A Light in the Darkness
The Arts and Comics section experiments with the concept of lights and shadows, interpreting it in our own ways. May it be metaphorically or literally, we illustrate the contrast between both sides in our own unique ways.
Anni Leonor ‘24, Section Editor | Inspired by the bittersweet feeling of endings. | Instagram》@the_artistic_agency
A Siren’s Realm
Oscar Ortega ‘24 | I wanted to do something with neon colors so I was drawn to the idea of a deep ocean setting. I wanted to incorporate the bioluminescence that is found in deeper parts of the ocean and contrast a dark abyss with vibrant glowing marine life....
Ben Schultz ‘25 | I was inspired by the theme of light and shadow to paint a portrait—something that I do often—with dramatic lighting—something that I don’t do very often. It was a fun challenge. ...
Beyond the Crystal Ball
Anni Leonor ‘24, Section Editor | I was playing around with a glass ball and watching how it would bend the light. The spherical shape makes the world around look upside down. I like to imagine that there’s a secret world, that I can only dream what it would be like there. | Instagram》@the_artistic_agency...
Emma Pham ‘23 | To move forward, one must step back and reflect on the present. This piece serves as a tribute to that notion as it urges us to appreciate the wonder in all. | Instagram》@thinkinginspace ...
Melanie Regalado Hernandez ‘23 | I was inspired to draw one of my favorite marvel heroes.
Roanna Pham ‘23 | Using the beautiful Louis Tomlinson as a reference, I represented the whimsical juxtaposition between dark and light. Without the presence of eyes to explicate a person’s emotions, it can be difficult to understand what they are thinking; however, with the heavy shadows covering the eyes and half of the face, it implies that the subject is battling with inner turmoil. ...
Melanie Regalado Hernandez ‘23 | I was inspired to draw myself alongside my boyfriend since being with him feels just like home— cozy.
Roanna Pham ‘23 | Being one of the first realistic portraits I ever drew in quarantine back in 2020, the contrast between light and dark represents the loneliness and unfamiliarity of the time. The lack of eyes in the picture implies a feeling we know all too well: uncertainty, not knowing where to look to in such an unprecedented situation (and totally not the fact that I didn’t know how t...