Subtractive Graphite. 20”x30”. Homework Assignment: Create a scene that implies an event has occurred. Use a drawing method we have learned in class, and render the scene as realistically as possible. Work from life only.
The suicide rate among women is higher in countries where arranged marriage is legal. There are many awful stories about women who have committed suicide after being forced by their family to marry. Some women who have refused to marry the grooms chosen for them, have become subject to “honor killings”.
I chose to depict a woman’s vanity area after preparing to, and committing suicide. The empty ringbox represents her recent forced engagement. She wrote her letter, prayed her rosary, and swallowed her pills.
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