The Beauty in Simplicity
This issue, the Arts and Comics section finds themselves inspired by the colors of nature, from the growing vines, to the things that make life so special.
Anne Kristine Leonor '24, Section Editor | old friends with old habits...
Seven Suwandi '23 | A submission made last summer for the SJPL Graphic Novel Contest 2022. I wanted to challenge myself to draw something both funny and full of action. The idea of Cupid attempting to “assassinate” someone came to mind and I ran with it. It was a surprising opportunity to explore my own feelings on romance and love, and I hope others get a kick out of it! Other submissions and winners can be...
A Good Borzoi
Olivia Rohlfing '24 |The skrinkly, skrunkly, schronkle scrimblo. With a long snoot for sniffs and a heightened ability to snatch food, the elegant borzoi will reach to the bottom of your pringle can just to retrieve your long awaited respite from a long day. Beware of the borzoi stare, as their twinkling eyes and floofy snoot will capture your dog-loving heart before you know it....
Zoey Crisan '23 |The drawing is a picture of my lizard, and its title is "Chunky" (the name of my lizard). This piece wasn't really inspired by anything, I was just playing around with it, finding different body positionings I could draw her in, and experimenting with background colors to contrast her orange body with a more blue background to make her pop. After adjusting it multiple times,...
Oscar Ortega ‘24 |This piece is inspired by a bridge that me and my brother would cross to go to a park. Although it has changed significantly (or maybe I just don’t remember the park that well), it was this oasis of greenery that stood apart from the urban area where I grew up in....
Emma Pham '23 |This watercolor piece was painted live on the trail of a nature reserve. While digital art is my main medium of choice, I find myself looking to watercolor painting as a way to relax and take a step back from life’s antics. It helps me to appreciate life as it presents itself while accepting the fleeting nature of its beauty....
Yarely Moreno '24 |When I thought about the theme I thought about folklore and nature, I mixed the two for this art piece. If you look close you can see one of the inhabitants.
Chloe Hahn '25 |This piece was a quick warm up where I was inspired to draw a somewhat hidden away forest, and what might be hiding in it as well!
Searching for Friends
Angelina Vargas '24 |I have always loved nature, and how it can just take over life in an instant. I also love drawing little mushroom people.
Jordan Houck ‘24 | Soft and squishy plushies with fun and unique bucket hats. These little creatures are so cute and they are a great friend for anyone!!...
Emma Pham '23 |As an icon of the twenty-first century, Beyoncé has made an undeniable mark on pop culture as a whole. This piece pays homage to her talents as an artist while drawing inspiration from her creativity as a performer.
Thomas Sramaty ‘24 | His name is Jorge and he is a robot cockroach made out of duct tape.