Below are some drawings are from my sketchbook in 2012 - including interpretive studies of various museum pieces.
The drawings below are mostly from a class I took with Jaqueline Wazir in the Costume Design department and UCLA. She keeps up a cool community of models and artists. She encouraged us to create lively, expressive drawings.
Here are some moments from various myths where the protagonists are engaged in violent, dramatic exchanges or transformations. I drew the Greek myth of Cronus castrating his father with a sickle. I also drew Kannaki from the Tale of the Anklet - a South Indian Epic - tearing off her left breast to curse an unjust king. Lastly there are a few moments from the story of the Ganges river being born in Hindu mythology. At the time I was thinking about how gesture is closely related to mythological narrative, especially myths that may have been related orally and perhaps performed? For instance absurd acts of violence like this are sort of repeated across different myths. Looking at these drawing now I’m sort of turned off by how "loud" they are, but maybe that's what I was trying to represent.