By Allison Green Posted December 16, 2022
Art teacher, Julia Topholm has chosen a senior Joshua Rosas to be represented as an artist of the issue because of his improvement over the years.
Topholm recognizes Rosas as an impressive artist when it comes to watercolor and pen and ink paintings this year.
“Since his Art 2, watercolor has been something that he’s struggled with and this piece in particular he did exceptionally well, he figured out his dry brush strokes, and it’s just about the application process and seeing so how he’s applied the medium from his first year with me,” said Topholm.
Rosas has developed a fondness for art. He explains how comics and story art spark his interest. The animated characters in stories or comics have always been his favorite art style.
For the current project that has taken place in the Advanced Art class that Rosas is taking, he decides to research Greek and Roman Mythology to get ideas of what his piece is going to look like.
“So I tried to read up on Greek or Roman history, and then I drew out the outfit and all that, the blade. I just symbolized the head to mean a dog of war,” said Rosas. “It’s made by heart and I was trying to see if I could do something more historical and was like wait a minute I could try to symbolize something.”
Rosas’s art represents power and strength in a warrior form. There are many hidden meanings in the piece shown by his newly developed skill; watercolor. Every time Rosas paints he does his best to improve and puts his mind to his main goal of becoming an illustrator.