Last Year’s Sketches

Portfolio work last year meant that I practiced more on body proportions, which therefore meant a lot of life drawing. Having never once bothered with focusing on accuracy, it often resulted in peculiarly-formed humanoid shapes on paper which I frustratingly never got quite right – the reason was so blatantly obvious; I had no real…

Californication Reimagined

Most of you will probably know the Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ song ‘Californication’. The lyrics paint a picture of materialism, and reveal the dark quest for eternal youth and beauty. It occurred to me that drugstores operate in a similar way – slimming lotions, cosmetics and products that promise blemish-free skin. Depending on where you live, these…

My IB RSS

  Research Question: To what extent are Yves Saint Laurent’s women’s wear designs influenced by modern art? Artists to look at : Piet Mondrian Henri Matisse -cubism (start of modern art) (photography) -The role of women in society after the war -Cezanne (founder of modern art) and Picasso influenced by Africa – Bridget Riley (op…

porcelain dress

In a slightly related response to the feminist marches in Washington, I put together a photo reminiscent of “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The novel is part murder mystery but also social commentary on all kinds of concepts that are still relevant today: machismo, gender oppression, the religious Madonna-whore dichotomy and…

drawing faces

here are some sketchy things done in different media and styles. I’ve still got a long way to go, but here’s to progress 🙂

wall mural

Last week, my history teacher asked me and a few other classmates if we could come in to work on a mural for his classroom. (Since we finished our IGCSEs, we’ve basically gotten 1 and ½ weeks of extra summer holiday) The mural design is based around Chinese Communist propaganda from the 1950s onwards, and…

faces

My iGCSE mocks are finally over!!! To celebrate I doodled on some spare card stock. I haven’t had time to draw recently and I want to improve on my drawing skills so here are a couple of faces.         Inspired from a photo on Instagram (I tried to draw Hari Nef)   Some fairly overwhelming…

previous illustrations

One of my biggest crimes is my lack of proportion when it comes to drawing bodies. Trust me, I am trying to work on my deficiency. These were done in watercolour, ballpoint pen and Copic markers.