Black Girl (Magic)

for her 21st birthday, Mia specially requested I paint a masterpiece on her denim jacket. between a few outlined specifics (a girl with an afro, a crown, and the words “black girl” with pink somewhere), i read the magic words: “whatever comes to mind. i trust your judgement.” – if i love anything the most, it’s creative freedom.

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THE VISUAL PROCESS:

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i already had an idea in my head of an elegant profile

 

 

 

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after doing the afro, i realized i wanted her to face slightly front. i also tried to maintain some sort of minimalist element with the crown – as to keep the attention on the most important figure.

 

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building the structure of the face. from this point forward, i made all my corrections in white.

 

 

 

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gave more life and definition to her roots (because they made her look decapitated) also added the base of the letters, which i planned to somehow contrast the pink. (i ended up using cocoa-colored glitter for that extra dash of Black Girl Magic ✨)

 

 

 

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THE FINISHED PRODUCT:

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→ full image HERE (:

 

since this was my first denim jacket commission, I would like to thank Mia for trusting and believing in my talent enough to allow me to have fun on her garment. ❤

mia

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CREATE x INSPIRE

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