The Inky Bodies Sculptures Detail Models with Intricate Ink

By: Alexander Lam - Published: • References: dca.org.uk & mymodernmet
Using pens, artist Johanna Basford created mannequins with full-body tattoos called Inky Bodies. Basford placed intricate designs all over the surface of two mannequins in order to achieve a surreal effect. The sculptures were created for an exhibit at Dundee contemporary Arts. Each mannequin was hand drawn on because according to Basford, ā€œcomputer generated graphics can feel cold and soulless whereas hand drawing captures a sense of energy and character.ā€

Basford included the mannequin of a dog and a man in the sculpture. Both are partially covered with equally intricate designs. Small debauchery-themed graphics along with flowers were inked together to form beautiful tattoos. Against porcelain-white skin, the pitch black drawings pop out. Featureless faces are detailed with tattoos which serve as a strange face replacement. Stats for Hand-Inked Mannequins Trending: Older & Buzzing
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