Jake Fruend
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Express Yourself

To promote their Express Yourself Gala and Fashion Show, Nothing Without a Company commissioned a poster featuring artist and queer activist Darling Shear.

Basically, Darling is awesome - she has this transcendent, confident energy - and I wanted to capture those angelic qualities in her portrait.

 

She showed up wearing the greatest floral jacket imaginable.

She showed up wearing the greatest floral jacket imaginable.

Using the photos we shot, I created an outline highlighting some key details, then brought her to life with some brush strokes.

 Wanting to stay true to NWaC's hand-made  street art aesthetic , I introduced some splashy finishing touches...

Wanting to stay true to NWaC's hand-made street art aesthetic, I introduced some splashy finishing touches...

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