Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. By using the technique of embroidery, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s opposite, I hope to challenge the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy. Aiming to represent the effects of hard work arising from employment in low paid ancillary jobs such as cleaning, caring, and catering, all traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’.
I’ve re-re-re-redone this about eight million times. Just finding a style I enjoyed working/staring at, was the hardest part. I tend to want a hybrid of a lineless/line-art based style, because I like to make life difficult for myself.
I like the restraint of the placement of lines, but I also want a dynamicy in my lineless stuff, which would be easier if you just went either fully lineless or fully linear. Or something. HERE’S SOME STUFF
Also, if I get better/decent at 3d modelling, I may approach this in a 3d fashion too one day WHO KNOWS