I am really loving the results I'm getting from working over the top of magazine pages. I've always struggled with backgrounds to my work and often my work sort of floats in the middle of a white page.
I'm not as interested in fashion illustration as such but I still find fashion images great to work with. I like to flick through an old copy of i-D or Dazed and find an image that really pulls you in. I'll stare at them for ages wondering what story might go behind them. In a lot of fashion photography there's an element of sadness even despair in the models expressions. This is just my opinion but sometimes it looks like the burden of beauty and perfection is too much to bear. It's this side of fashion images that appeals to me, actually it's this side of human nature that appeals to me. We desperately try to mix our mind with unattainable objects. Starting off over excited at the prospect and then shattered with disappointment when we realise the truth.
I'm also aware of the perfection to my own work, it's almost OCD in it's nature. These patterns and lines are what I create when I'm at my most relaxed but they appear like I concentrate to the point where my eyes might fall out. What am I trying to mix my mind with I'm not sure, it's a journey.....if any of this makes sense please share your thoughts with me, I love to connect!