I have always been entranced by the interactions between human beings and the different forms of intimacy they can share. I strived to capture these interactions using mainly pen and collaging, while incorporating items that can tarnish the authenticity of a relationship, such as money. Kissing, in my eyes, is one of the simplest yet most effective ways to show affection for a loved one, and I hoped to depict different couples kissing one another. Using hatching with a fine tipped pen, I capture realness while also putting a twist to the reference picture, either thematically or with a varied background.
Devika Sharma is a seventeen-year-old artist from Singapore. She loves drawing portraits and has always had a fascination for drawing people. She can’t paint at all and primarily draws inspiration from artists like Egon Schiele.