Filed under: SKETCHES & DEVELOPMENT | Tags: Art, Illustration, Nature, Painting, Russian Dolls, Sky, Surrealism
Have been catching up on my own painting recently, for exhibition purposes and otherwise and I am working on 3 canvases, including the below painting which is long overdue being finished. But this is it so far:
Filed under: SKETCHES & DEVELOPMENT | Tags: appearance, Art, Beauty, Children, Drawing, Illustration, Issues, Make-Up, Painting, Russian Dolls, Sexualisation of children, Toys
This was a one week drawing project to make 4 images expressing socio/political ideas about contempory ideals of beauty. I hate projects like this, which sound really wordy when you first get them, but after starting you realise that they’re actually really cliched and hard to make different or interesting. But anyway, here is my project so far…
I’ve looked at innocence V the sexualisation of children; how kids are, at increasingly younger ages, wearing provocative clothes, make-up and generally being exposed to adult expectations of appearance, while being themselves naive to what they’re doing. I’ve tried to make the subject a bit less creepy and wrong than it initially sounds, but to be honest I’m more pleased with the style and look of the drawings than the imagery or the ideas, but think I’m getting there. They’re also not quite finished yet but will update when I’m completely done.