My Fine Arts IV class was asked to make a series of concentration pieces that focused on a single topic most interesting to us. Human anatomy is my favorite thing to draw and I wanted to incorporate the concept of “body image” as well. It is such an important topic in the world and it affects many people, so I thought it would be a good idea to explore this more. I added surreal effects that conveyed what it may feel like for someone trying to love their body while in a discouraged or negative state of mind.
I also submitted this piece into the 2020 Scholastic Art Awards.
Graphite, sharpie, and acrylic on paper; 18×24 in.