Journal Entry #2

Time Management for Sept 7-13

Jacob and the Devil by Kevin Llewellyn

In Kevin Llewellyn’s piece titled “Jacob and the Devil,” he makes use of value to add the effect of two separate light sources, as we can see light shining from below as well as from the right edge of the piece onto the two figures. He uses contrast to separate Jacob, who is almost completely lit, and the devil, who is cast in Jacob’s shadow; this contrast also adds balance to the piece. Continuity is also achieved through the interaction between Jacob and the devil, causing one’s eyes to move effortlessly though the work. The interaction suggests movement as well, and the viewer gets the impression that Jacob is ascending while the devil is falling as he grasps at the other’s legs.

Original post on Llewellyn’s website

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