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Final Drafts

February 8, 2011

February 8, 2011

February 8, 2011

February 8, 2011


Mannequin sketch progress

February 7, 2011

I wanted to save each layer of image development so that I could maybe have a few of them visible in the final image. These are all the steps I’ve taken so far with this design.

My intent is to draw a figure in the middle of putting herself together; specifically, attaching her thigh to the rest of her body.

The pose is definitely male-gaze-friendly, which will (hopefully) work in my favour… On one hand, if I have her eyes looking at the viewer, it’s confrontational; otherwise, the fact that she’s putting her idealised body together can reference my overall theme of changing oneself to please society.

February 4, 2011

Stuff to try still…

  • Cut-outs with neon card
  • A1 drawings
  • Blueprints

February 3, 2011


February 2, 2011

These worked well the last time I focused a project on beauty standards – it highlights “sleaze” culture, as well as referencing gossip magazines..

So keeping with the doll theme, I decided to combine the two..

Unfinished, but I wanted to post it. The general idea behind this is that the viewer has a choice between the three face fronts, which – while having superficial differences in coloration – are actually the same face.

Meant to emphasise a lack of choice when it comes to beauty presentation, and… I guess it doesn’t work especially well, but I got this image in my head in the middle of the night and I thought I ought to get it down.

Regarding the colour palette – I really like working with a limited palette, as evidenced in the last post. I think it presents an interesting challenge, and gives me kind of a basis to form the rest of my image from.

Ball joint dolls

January 29, 2011


Drink me, eat me

January 18, 2011
  • Products intended to change physical form
  • “Drink Me” bottle especially relevant – accompanies key to door, is used to shrink Alice so that she can use the key to unlock the door.
  • Bottle design itself if interesting. Delicate, victorian. Reminiscent of perfume bottles.
  • “Drink me” and “eat me” have become so engrained in modern rhetoric that the words, even by themselves with no imagery, immediately call Alice in Wonderland to mind. Really important to remember if I want to look at text-based options.