These pieces are for my thesis...which always sounds dumb when I explain it, but I'm doing portraiture of real people i "know" that normal people would consider freaks..but to me these people are amazing and anything but. So i'm portraying them in everyday backgrounds to take the theatrics out of their freakiness, because they're just people ya know? most of them are current members of the Coney Island Sideshow..along with a couple of burlesque friends of mine. There was going to be a second part where I drew normal people in the sideshow atmosphere, but both my teacher and i decided that it was better just to keep the focus on the freaks. This is new for me and i'm trying to be awesome...but it's not working very well
I'm going to steam ahead and do 5...get critiqued and then completely redo them...but i plan on preserving the pieces i have with maybe a tweak here and there.
i need to stop being afraid of success and be a fantastical failure.