It’s the second day back! Yay! / Boo, because I have drastically less time to attend to my artwork.
I decided that I’m going to draw the two pictures of Natalia Vodianova I posted in the entry before this one. She is irresistible, isn’t she?! She is my current muse, for sure. I’ve been watching the up-and-coming models, as well–Daphne Groeneveld is one I’ve noticed, as she graced the cover of Vogue Paris this January:
The thing is, though, she is only FIFTEEN YEARS OLD. Is it okay to be looking the way she looks on that cover? Probably doing underwear ads? I mean… she’s gorgeous. But is it ethical to be presenting a pubescent young lady in clothing worn by full-grown women? It definitely makes me feel like I have to measure up to an impossible standard. Nobody–I mean NOBODY–buying the clothes Daphne’s advertising will look as lanky or youthful. Where should we draw the line?
On the other hand, I should acknowledge the emergence of Doutzen Kroes, Lara Stone, Lara Stone look-a-likes (Bianca Jagger is a bit like her, there’s another blonde I can’t remember the name of who was the cover of Russh’s Take Me Home issue), and the Victoria’s Secret Angels. Dang, those girls are gorgeous, and they are real. They still one-up the general public, let’s be real, but their integrity to their sense of natural beauty and health is better received and, in my opinion, more effective when used to advertise!
Enough, Enough… j’en ai marre, et puis je commence a faire les dessins pour l’anniversaire de mon petit-ami! Il y a beaucoup de choses a faire tout a coup…