Illustration by Cynthia Tedy
Drawing pen, colour pencil, Photoshop.
When I drew this piece, I was learning about human skeletal structure in drawing class. What went through my mind was, "How come something that appears to be scary to someone (especially children) can appear beautiful and graceful for others (like, you learn to appreciate it as a grown-up)?" and that we seldom really consciously think "Hey, there's actually this beautiful structure inside me", something like that. I guess, that point-of-view shift was one of the many changes I went through as a person, sort of like an acquired taste, I think.
I often take pauses between strokes to just look and simmer whatever personal thoughts I have for the drawing. I often feel more satisfaction going through those in-between monologue rather than finishing the piece itself.