The Girls I Draw was my senior thesis project at the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design in 2015. It was a visual celebration of femininity and girlhood. Inspired by family and friends, I sought to create humorous, relatable and honest imagery to inspire joy and self-love in my viewers. This project was an illustrative exploration, with the goal of learning how and where my illustrations could live beyond the borders of my sketchbook. As a result, The Girls I Draw consisted of a fifty foot long duct tape mural, over 200 screen printed shirts, 500 handmade stickers, drawings and paintings.

Recipient of the Integrative Project Award

Featured on Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Blog

To read interview about project click here


Photos above taken by Natasha Janardan



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