I would like to be very clear about this drawing.
My drawing is called “Protection and Purity”, it’s not for nothing... I really would like that everyone who can see this picture, can see these two words inside.
The first word is quite obvious, and the second one is represented by a bit of nudity.
If I choose not to do clothes (it is not because it will be easier to do…) ,it is for showing purity, the total absence of falsity, lies, of masks that other people (maybe the closest one!) can wear. I think it is an image that everybody can understand.
It’s not just a hug under the moon … It’s a representation, a metaphor.
Deep inside of me, I wanted to immortalize something…
When there is pain and unfairness, when there is bad things done against you or against your image… Image used wildly especially in our days with internet, there will be always one true person to protect you, to help you, to comfort you.
I can’t begin to talk about all that I find unfair or corrupted about this little manga character, because I wouldn’t have enough time, and enough words, to be well understanden by those who will read me... I just want to tell that there can exist pure thoughts with a nude skin.
It is only a sample of my whole project: I can’t show the totality of my picture because I think there can be misunderstandings…
Finally... Inspiration and appeasement, I will be very happy if these feelings can be felt too.
(I don’t know if I was clear, but thank you, to everybody who read me !
Date : January 2011
Tools : Photoshop 7.0
Original size : 3000 x 2142
© Ino and Inoichi are from the manga "Naruto" and belong to Masashi Kishimoto.