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Size: 15 H x 15 W x 0.1 in

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Drawing: Ink and Black & White on Paper.

Using only pen and ink in this piece doesn't allow for erasures. The lines formed through the use of pen and ink allows for a more rigid use of line, and allows me to capture the anxiety I see in the girl's eyes in the entire drawing.

After drawing this image, I scanned it, and made the black areas a little more congruent, also giving it a more graphic and rigid quality.


As I sought out my first drawing of the day, I came across the subject of child labor and modern day slavery. This image was immediately striking, and I wanted to know more about it.

The image was shot in Bangladesh by Pep Bonet and can be found here http://bit.ly/2zGMwSB along with the startling article and this young girl's tragic story.

Bangladesh (along with much of Southeast Asia) it turns out has one of the highest populations of exploited children in the world, and a cycle of poverty persists there; mostly caused by lack of education.

Keywords: Politics, Slavery, Woman, World, Asia, Child, Burka, Women's Rights, Social Justice, Immigrant, Justice, Migrant

Subjects: Women

Styles: Portraiture, Illustration, Figurative, Fine Art

Mediums: Ink, Black & White

Materials: Paper

Prints: Women Art Prints, Portraiture Art Prints, Illustration Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Ink Art Prints, Black & White Art Prints, Paper Art Prints

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