A marker drawing done for my MAS/Latino studies class for fall 2014. This was done for my final which needed to reflect one of our class topics as well as a topic of our choosing. For this (and glad that it was covered because of prior knowledge) was of the racial/class caste system in Mexico/New Spain, and of the Mexican Golden Age of Cinema.
Based on one of my original characters, she is a vigilante who fights against the systems' injustices and stigma. I was inspired by my love of the cinema posters and their romanticized imagery and placement of figures. The use of color, sizing, and positions has really stuck with me. Mestizaje on the other hand, no matter much time has progressed, was/is still one of the greatest contributors to many socio-political issues.
Because most of the Mexican Golden Age movies usually are set during revolutionary/post-revolutionary times, I set the piece to be somewhere during the Golden Age of Piracy.
Btw, this was the best pic I could get of this. I was so shaky after presenting it, I went out to the nearest building and took a photo of it with the best lighting I could get. Her eyes are grey.
Done on a white trifold with Sharpies, Crayola Markers, Spectrum Noir Markers, some Prisma Color color pencils, and Jelly Roll white gel pen.
With the help of my class partner Ana for helping with some of the coloring and ideas for the statues.