Illustration of the Day

You can probably see that there’s a theme to my recent illustrations as I want to start making small projects and try to inject some consistency into my work. Hopefully, this will allow me to be able to develop my skills and challenge myself into representing a theme in different ways.

 

As always, these illustrations hope to empower women and all that jazz! I’m super exhausted today as I started a new job and couldn’t sleep due to nerves. I hope you like the drawing :).

Emily Jane x

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Illustration of the Day

This is the second in the series I’m doing on the ownership of the female body and consent. I won’t say too much about this one as it’s pretty much following on from my previous illustration :). I’m trying to inspire women to take back control over their body. No man has a right to a female body, no matter what she is wearing or no matter how much skin she is showing.

I hope you like it!

Emily Jane x

If you like what you see please come and find me on my other platforms! 

Instagram: @emilyjaneillustrates

Twitter: @emilyjanedraws

Illustration of the Day: ‘Don’t Touch Us’

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This illustration has been created in response to the notion of the male gaze and the belief that, within society, men can take ownership of a woman’s body in society. Woman are continually portrayed in the media through the eyes of the man – in a way in which they are shown as most attractive to men. In turn, this promotes the idea that men have a type of intangible ownership of the female body. This illustration hopes to deconstruct this concept and help women to take ownership & control of their own bodies!

Thanks for reading!

Emily Jane x

Illustration of the Day: Menstruation Dance

Menstruation has been on my mind recently, more than the usual five-of-the-month fiasco. I’ve been thinking about how ashamed women tend to be when they are on their period. Hiding tampons up their sleeves as they make their way from their desk to the toilet, from a seat in a restaurant to the toilet, from making their way from a lecture theatre to the toilet.

One of my most embarrassing memories to date was when I bumped into two of my bosses (male, of course). After saying hello I reached into my bag to hand to get my work keys and as I did a whole box of tampons fell out onto the street and spread around our feet. I tried to laugh it off, but I felt my cheeks starting to burn so I bolted to the ground and began to gather up the troops. At that point in time I was deeply embarrassed by this experience, especially since I barely spoke about periods unless it was with my close friends and mother. The fact that this happened in front of two men felt like I had committed some sort of crime. I will just say – that my two bosses laughed if off with me and didn’t care at all, but it was humiliating all the same.

Thinking back on this memory now I have a totally different perspective. Why on earth should any woman be ashamed of their period? From now on, I hope to try and represent menstruation throughout my illustrations in a small attempt to try and normalise the topic!

Thanks for reading!

 

Emily Jane x