themed illustrations – ‘constraints’

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yep i’m back with more random art projects today :’) i’ve been working on this bunch of themed sketches for a while & the lighting was rly good today so i sat down with my camera and did a little shoot 🙂

(but then im actly kind of angri @ wordpress for killing the resolution of my photos omg ;-;) ughhh. anyway this was rly fun to put together!!

about the theme though – ‘constraints’ is something that i came up with at 1AM while lying awake in bed. it’s partly me trying to be more introspective and deep that i ever can muster up, and also partly me trying to – /cue dramatic profound voice/ – make meaning of ??? life??? i think

(and i tried to explain some of them hehe)

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i called this ‘grappling”??? and i guess it’s about fighting with your inner constraints and limitations because you kNOW they’re there but you’re still so inhibited. 

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this is about the constraints and restrictions we set for ourselves in our own minds. & like subverting the “head full of dreams” trope because sometimes we don’t always have such straightfoward aspirations. 

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life is full of ruleS and they’re basically like the formal constraint society imposes upon us. this is a figurative representation of one of the more common rules we’re subject to; ie grooming rules in school. 

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this is basically a response to that thought of “how’re you gonna lock your heart from feeling things you know you shouldn’t feel??” (this is so emotional omg HAHA) 

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not just the word itself but also criss-crossed with lines that represent efforts to suppress something. 

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damn i feel like i’ve imparted a bit of my soul into this post tbh HAHAH. sorry it was so photo-heavy 😮 i had so many photos & i legit couldn’t choose heh. yep so those are my thoughts on ‘constraints’ as a concept, i hope they were vaguely engaging & idk insightful or something lol 🙂

xx, roxanne


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