Saturday, 12 November 2011

The Peculiar World of Fakery Project- Black Dahlia

"The Black Dahlia" was a nickname given to Elizabeth Short (July 29, 1924 – ca. January 15, 1947), an American woman and the victim of a gruesome and much-publicized murder. She acquired the moniker posthumously by newspapers in the habit of nicknaming crimes they found particularly colorful. Short was found mutilated, her body sliced in half at the waist, on January 15, 1947, in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California. Short's unsolved murder has been the source of widespread speculation, leading to many suspects, along with several books and film adaptations of the story.

Black Dahlia- I felt this story was relevant to my project due to the publicity and media attention
surrounding the case. I wanted to create a piece which represented the way the story was glamourized
at the time which is why I have depicted Short with flowing hair and flowers. I also wanted to keep the
gore to a minimum but still have some impact.

Water colour and fineliner

Close up

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