I made various drawings of my girlfriend in 2003 for my thesis project in graduate school. This is one of her on a futon couch. My project explored how interactive layouts and content-based design could create specific and unique reading experiences in digital comics. My pencil drawing was made using the blind contour technique, where I looked at my subject, but not the paper I was drawing on. I later looked at the paper while rendering the image in ink. The image was scanned into the computer and imported into Flash, where I designed and programmed the user interface and interactivity.
In 2011, I cut out the drawing and attached it to another piece of paper with white paint, giving the drawing a thin coat of paint as well. After it dried, I added some extra lines in ink.