The New Youth Council Online Showcase - Chloe Titco

Chloe Titco

Re*lief (2020)

Chloe Titco Artwork

Artist Statement

Lief, meaning "as happily." Re*lief, meaning "as happily again." Lief also closely resembles the word "life," relating back to how I've found a style that I am becoming more content with. "Relief" therefore means reassurance, both in my art and in myself.

I created this in 2020, during the lockdown restrictions, as a way to improve myself and my skills as an artist. I have always loved drawing portraits and this one represents a new direction in my style that I have been cultivating over the pandemic. At the time I made it, I was isolating in my basement guest room. Instead of moping around in piles of schoolwork and news, I decided to fine tune my art skills instead. I am happy with how my art is now, and I am happy to share my work with others.

I've been drawing ever since I could pick up a pencil, but I didn't take it seriously until around grade 5. I've explored a number of art mediums, but I take a liking towards digital drawing/painting. My favourite thing to draw is portraits as I love seeing the uniqueness and variety of the human face. I wouldn't say I have a set art style as I like to experiment and try different things; I usually jump back and forth between something more cartoony to something more hyper-realistic. I love working with colours even though I find it really difficult. I think it's fun choosing colour palettes and seeing which colours work nicely together. When I'm not drawing I spend most of my time doing school work. I am currently in Grade 11 and enrolled in the IB Program at my school. I am doing my best to work hard during this pandemic. Outside of schoolwork, some of my favourite things to do are play games (like Minecraft and Stardew Valley), watch anime and listen to music.


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