David Cooper Art

I recently completed a illustration for the back cover of Relapse Magazine, which is a fashion zine featuring gorgeous and creative fashion stories. I actually collaborated with photographer Tyler Mitchell on a ten page story for the title as well. I’ll share those as soon as I can. In the mean time, I wanted to talk about the drawing I did for the back cover for a little while. (I’ll share the final colored illustration once it’s published) I was given free reign to do what ever I wanted. So, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to play around with a subject that I thought pertained to beauty and fashion.

In some Asian and African cultures the idea of the “neck ring” is a symbol of beauty, wealth and status. However, they differ very greatly between the two cultures. In African cultures, particularly the Ndebele people of South…

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