I'm Jade, French, 18 years old and Tourism student, fond of pocket watches and foreign languages. I mostly spend my time drawing, but I don't plan on becoming a professional artist at all.
My drawings are all done with black pigment liners. I use no colours : I love playing with shading instead and I'm still learning how to use it right.
This piece represents a woman with a Japanese demon mask cut in half that she holds to her face. She seems to be slightly poking out of the frame. I was inspired by some thoughts, and especially about the fact that I personally am a shy person who was used to being easily trodden upon. Then, with help, I started to impose myself a bit more, but it felt like wearing a mask. I didn't feel like it was me.
Little by little, I got used to it and found a nice balance between being discreet and strong. I didn't need the mask anymore, or did it become a part of me ?
The people that helped me are gone for their studies, but I carry on. And when it feels like my shy self is back, I put the mask again and try to make it stick to my skin.
As a woman, and especially a shy one, I've always felt like I have to put a demon mask in order to be seen.
You can find my other works on instagram ( https://www.instagram.com/andromeda_drawings/ ). Feel free to take a look !
Thank you a lot for reading all of this, it means a lot to me.