Gender Mobile

Gender Mobile

Editorial about children experiencing gender confusion due to cultural pressures. I had the idea of mobile with male and female symbols swirling around the child. Gouache, watercolor, pencil and ink.

Here is my process:

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Laying down washes…


Adding masking fluid over the child. More paint washes are applied and then the masking is erased.

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I go in with a quill pen and india ink and start defining all of the elements. After that, pencil and charcoal are layered with more paint!