"And it's hard to dance with the devil on your back."
From the Florence and The Machine song, "Shake It Out." I wanted to do a set of illustrations contrasting the hope and despair, and I guess those inner happenings of one's mind, that we are often so not aware of in others, or may not feel we have control of ourselves. It's a concept that's been on my mind for quite a while, and I finally feel more comfortable attempting to illustrate it out. Anyways. This is part of that. Flip-side to come.
And because it's semi-related... I thought I'd link this trailer for the documentary "Miss Representation" that recently came out. I watched it the other day and it was fantastic. Very informative of a pervasive and destructive problem in our society, that effects both men and women. And I liked this documentary especially because it didn't just point out the problem, but suggested things we can do, which is empowering. So if you get a chance to see the film, do it!
(in case I should give warning, includes some examples of offensive media portrayal of women, as... it's a film about the destructiveness of those things)