Serie – Growing Monsters
Inspired by graffiti arts and henna paintings,
the serie depicts fragments of bodies covered in traditional symbols from various cultures.
The bodies drawn are purposely ambiguous. Sometimes like dolls, sometimes like a baby or sometimes like a demon. The simplicity of the character is used to constrast with the overwhelming presence of the tattooes that cover them. The symbols are a personnal alteration of military / indian / celtic / arabic / and sometimes from pop culture. I tried to create an eerie feeling using simple means. body parts, tattoos, depicted with black ink. The original version was rather small, and got oversized in order to see the brushstrokes.
real size: 760mm x 1500mm (30″x60″)
Ink, three minutes of CG and framed