For my illustration mini-thesis, I’m making a series of animated portraits! Here’s one of them, a flapperish lady.
i’m gonna fight ‘em all
a seven nation army couldn’t hold me back
inspired by this post about a fem!moran (particularly a line about her tattoos) adsgh if this actually happened oh man
oh and in case you care, the line in hindi between her shoulder-blades means ‘if there’s life, there’s the world’ yeah mm i like me some deep shit and also that’s the british royal marines crest on her left arm
mother of god this is stunning
[diagram from what appears to be an anatomy-for-artists type book: The left half of a yellowing page shows a line drawing of a naked woman standing on her toes. Her knees are bent and she is leaning backwards so her whole body arches. Her hands are resting on her forehead as it tilts backwards. Her eyes are closed, her hair hangs down. To the right is the same figure, this time displaying the muscles of the body, each labeled with a number. Underneath is the same figure in a much smaller scale. This figure shows the muscles of the human body.]
The human figure and portraiture have been central to my studies and explorations as a practicing artist for the past twelve years. In a desire to extend beyond historical modes of representation, I have found myself increasingly interested in depictions of the body that fall outside the canon of art history, namely in cartooning and medical illustration. Ultimately, I believe that by combining the visual language and style employed by various modes of representation, both inside and outside the accepted boundaries of fine art, I can locate and capitalize on unique areas of resistance essential to the production of new meaning.
[black and white illustration: In the foreground a man and a woman hold hands, they are naked and parts of their torso and both of their heads are anatomical diagrams rather than your typical portrait. The background is a motif of limbs and eyeballs.]
Click on the link and look at the others. Really. Do it.
Tying Her Arms Back, 2005
From the artist’s site:This series of drawings describes a relationship between touch, tension, and surface. Each piece uses the body to distort a variety of images and marks drawn onto skin. Pinches, creases, and scratches marked onto its surface function as drawing elements alongside these penned images and marks. Photography more than documents the performance of these drawings; it disorients the viewer’s relationship to the body and represents the skin as a drawing surface