Wednesday, April 7, 2010

i've always found the transformation drag performers undergo to be fascinating. Makeup is used as an art form to create visual illusions to mask their real genders and impersonate another, which when done successfully goes beyond lipstick and eyeshadow into masking facial structure using artificial colors and shadows.
With RuPaul's Drag Race on television, which shows the drag queens before, during and after their switch from man to "woman", it got me inspired to do an art piece involving drag to show how drawing skills and knowledge of the different structural make up of male and female figures can be utilized to trick the mind by altering perception.

Stop motion was a great way to show the changes undergone because the process allowed me to show the progress develop quickly while keeping my face in essentially the same spot. So yeah here is my video! I made it with some sort of storyline and "naturalism" to it with the growing and shaving of the beard. Enjoy!

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