Weaves and Wigs have always been a stereotype for one type of woman. But my infographic is to bring light on this topic. Not only do black women wear weaves and wigs, but almost every woman from different ethnic background wears weaves and wigs. This is to bash the stereotype that only black women wear weave. Also I created this infographic so that everyone sees that wearing weaves and wigs has become the new normal.
I visited Urban Outfitters and I saw some vinyl albums that looked really cool and inspired for my project. Seeing how they looked in person got me excited to print my album out because I want to be able to have that hard copy.
This is the vinyl mock up for my album cover that I created using photoshop, illustrator, and my sketch.
So this is a sketch that I worked on one day and as I was flipping through my sketchbook looking for inspiration, I found this piece and I was inspired. It was so true to how I am currently feeling this year and how I have been feeling for a while. I feel as though in life because of who I am and how I look, I have to hide behind this mask for society to even accept me. So this will be the piece that I will use on the cover of my album because it is so true to me and fits with that Lost theme.
So during this entire year, I have been feeling lost, through my art and through myself and i wanted this album to reflect me and my feelings. So although this is just a mock up album, I still wanted to be true to myself and allow others to know my feelings through my work. So I decided to change the name of the album because I felt as though it was a fitting name, since it is the one word that would describe my life right now. Here I am just playing with different ways to write the name of the album and how I want it to look.
This week I decided to take a different approach to my personal project and just listen to artists that inspire me. I not only wanted to get inspired by the covert but I wanted their music to influence what i created. So without researching any images or pictures this week I chose toast some time aside and just listen to my favorite artists and even listen to songs on my playlist that I never really listen to. I have been listening to various artists like Princess Nokia, Drake, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Chance the Rapper, and Kanye West.