The carbon series is a series of 6 graphite portrait drawings drawn on top of a carbon print background. I created the carbon print backgrounds in my first year of university and only recently found a use for them. I think the layered look is really interesting and textural - and a good change from just doing illustrations on plain white paper. The series comprises of drawings of Bella Hadid, Frank Ocean, Angelina Jolie, SZA and Dua Lipa. As well as being one of my passions in life, for me, drawing is a way of calming down and staying sane when I am under pressure at uni. When I create artworks I enter a very peaceful headspace where I become in tune with my creativity and soul. I created these artworks after dark in the spare time I had outside of my course.
I am studying Visual Communication at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).