As I continued the 100 Bad drawing assignment I was able to begin thinking about what I wanted to explore this semester. I feel compelled to explore using the human body as my subject matter, because the human body is a universal theme of art. This universal theme connects people of different races, cultures, and beliefs. The body as it is used in art can be a tool to talk about gender, sexuality, and even identity. These themes are very close to me and I would like to delve further into them.
As I began to feel this draw towards the human body, I began to ask myself how? How should the body be presented? In what ways has it been done? Which artists inspire me to pursue this? What do I want to say through the use of human anatomy? Plenty to think about and a good place to start.
*Above is an image I took for a portraiture assignment and thought it would be fitting to include in this blog post.