This artwork helped me reveal and acknowledge some very strong insecurities I’ve had in my life regarding my stretch marks, my hair, and my cellulite. By displaying them proudly I was able to accept these “imperfections” on my body. This also led me to be interested in the nude female body which repeatedly effects my work today.
[ INFO ]
The idea behind this artwork was to bring my drawing skills together with another art form while depicting the body in some way. I had been fascinated with photography at the time and chose that for my second medium along with marker for the line work. I wanted to focus in on my “imperfections” in the photos but in a beautiful way.
[ PROCESS ]
I set up in a fellow artists studio for the photography. I had my friend Bri Long take a few different photos from different angles as I did different positions. In the end I only had to do some light editing for the photos to reveal a soft but cold lighting. After I printed them at different sizes I chose the size I liked best and started the line work. I used a ruler and two different marker to creating thick and thin lines.