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January 21, 2010
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Media Protrayal of Women by Phoenixangelgal Media Protrayal of Women by Phoenixangelgal
Real Title: "Everbody's Fool"/"Material Girl"

DO NOT STEAL/TRACE/RECOLOR IMAGE!!! If you do, I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN!!! If you want to use it, note me and be sure to give me credit if I say yes. THERE IS A WATERMARK!!!

Sorry about the quality of this, I kinda had to take a picture of it because the piece was too big to fit on my scanner and be scanned.

This is my fourth project for 2D Art II. The criteria was how to use mixed media [or collages] to show a current social issue. I decided to use mixed media to show the big issue with the modern portrayal of females these days.

I split the girls up to show 2 sways the media and society portray girls, and was inspired and use song lyrics to help get the point across.

"Everybody's Fool" by Evanescence was the theme for the woman on the left side. She's suppose to be a model and represents all things that make girls shallow, vain, and sexually exploited. Hell, you can even see my distaste of Twilight on there because it is, of course, a shallow story teaching girls to be manipulative bitches that should only date men because they are hot, not because they are caring.

"Material Girl" by Madonna was the theme for the girl on the right side. She basically represents the "Daddy's Lil' Girl" type of girl who are spoiled, whiny, greedy little brats who basically spend money on stuff they do not need. This is actually my favorite side becaused I love how the girl came out. I absolutely love her dress and outfit.

My only real gripe with this piece is how imbalanced it is, since the "Everybody's Fool" side takes more space. I also hate how there is so much negative space on "Everybody's Fool" side a well. I am extremely happy with "Material Girl"'s side.

Disclaimer: I do not own "Everybody's Fool" or 'Material Girl", they belong to their respective artists and producers.

So yeah, comment, critique, fav, and have a nice day!

(For Project)
Faber Castell PITT artist pens
Prismacolor Markers
Prismacolor Verethin Colored Pencils

Staedtler Pigment Liner
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baroque321 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010   Traditional Artist
Why do society portray women as... that? It makes me sad.
InsaneCross Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
If I may?

Perhaps the stereotype does have its root somewhere near as well. Otherwise, why does so many people /buy/ them? (Take Twilight for instance. There are truckloads of girls who claim they can relate to Bella Sue).

And don't let me get started on HSM...

Otherwise, great art, Phoenix!

(Is this a high school assignment, or..?)
Phoenixangelgal Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Student General Artist
It was a High School assignment

Thanks for the interesting feedback, but can you elaborate some more. I don't quite understand (*facepalms at her own thick headness*)
InsaneCross Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
(You do know from my comments at TS that I tend to either (i) word my comments clumsily, or (ii) accidentally insult people. I blame my multitasking)

What I meant is, the fact that such stereotyped portrayals of women/teenage girls are still selling, (tweens come to mind) and sell WELL no less should mean that to some extent those stereotypes are true. To some extent, I emphasize. There exist no small numbers of the two models you present, I seem to believe.

Sorry if this reply falls upon either of the two pitfalls I usually make. But that's the question. Do you think the fact that it sell means it is true, somehow?
Phoenixangelgal Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Student General Artist
InsaneCross Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Which is unfortunate...
Shadow0B Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't stand how women are portrayed in society either.
Phoenixangelgal Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Yeah. Only problem is it's too hard to fight the system
Shadow0B Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree (btw, if you don't know who I am, I'm Se-Mi_Wolfox from TSDC)
Phoenixangelgal Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Student General Artist
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