Art series by Jaye Cranny
I’ve been creating art for as long as I can remember. It soothes me, and lets me escape from reality. I’m 22 years old, and just at the end of last year, I graduated from uni, with my Fine Arts degree. It didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to. I loved my work, and I loved what I was doing, but I got a lot of criticism from my teachers. They told me it was unoriginal, that women and their bodies have been done and done again, a thousand times over.
But that is exactly the point. I can draw anything, but there is nothing I enjoy more than drawing the female figure. I wanted to understand why over so much time, the female figure is still a muse for so many. I sat down and I drew an array of different bodies. Larger, smaller, coloured, white, some with jet black hair, others with red ringlets. I drew bodies with elbows and ribs sticking out, and bodies with rolls on the stomach. And despite the fact that almost every body has the same anatomical make up, each figure is distinct and unique and beautiful all in it’s own way.
And that is why the female figure is, and always will be, my muse.