Figurative Charcoal Sketch

A friend suffers from eating disorders and insecurities. I wanted to start creating a large scale drawing of her where she is changing her body shape to show her bones. Oriphysis is where the inside of the body becomes to show through and come out. Social media and stereotypical body types has influenced her throughout her life. The piece is not necessarily classified as ‘finished’ but I feel the unfinished-ness to the work forms a sense of development shows the way I started looking into the idea as an exploration. I am going to leave this piece as it is as I am happy with the way it stands right now. Using only a small amount of charcoal at this time is what I feel is good because I am purely experimenting with ideas and where I want to take my work this year. I am extremely interested in the body and gesture.

Author: ninasartspace

Based in Cardiff studying Fine Art at the Metropolitan University. Originally from East Sussex. The career goal is Art Therapy with adults who suffer from PTSD and other mental issues which affect so many of us on a daily basis.

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