Dominic Bodden
Rites of Passage


Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
This series of drawings is about Rites of Passage and their relationship to narratives of survival and endurance. A rite of passage is a marker along the journey from childhood to adolescence through adulthood and beyond. The emphasis of this work is to examine the relevance of these transitional events in contemporary society.

How was the illustration used:
This is a personal project. My plan was to produce a series of drawings about survival and the rituals of life. The images are inspired by events in my life. My goal was to create strong portfolio images that would showcase concept development, value orchestration, simplified shapes, and a clear narrative structure.

How did you make this work:
The images were created using chalk pastel, sanded paper, spray paint, and paper collage. I worked from life when possible and used reference images. I emphasized simplified shapes, scale, pattern, and traditional rendering principles.

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ArtCenter College of Design
Illustration Design

Currently Based:
United States of America

Dominic Bodden is an artist based in Los Angeles, California. His work is inspired by his family and he is always on the lookout for new creative adventures. Illustration is Dominic's second career. His background is in the field of fashion where he worked as a stylist for artists such as David Beckham, The Spice Girls, and Britney Spears. He is currently studying Illustration at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California.