phantasmagoric abstractions

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Aisha Diandra / photographer. artist. designer. likes to dress up & pose, not a model. horror aficionado.
This blog is for my art, expression, inspiration, ramblings & everything in between.
I like the strange & spooky, beautiful & sensual, surreal & grotesque. contradictions fascinate me.

(the photos above are my own work.)

#nude

#detail shots of my #anatomy #photo #drawing. #art #fineart #anatomical #anatomicaldrawing #scientificillustration #illustration #mixedmedia #multimedia #model #chalk #pastel #photography #bones #body #nude #skull #spine #vertebrae #veins #ribs #hipbone #organs  (Taken with Instagram)

#detail shots of my #anatomy #photo #drawing. #art #fineart #anatomical #anatomicaldrawing #scientificillustration #illustration #mixedmedia #multimedia #model #chalk #pastel #photography #bones #body #nude #skull #spine #vertebrae #veins #ribs #hipbone #organs (Taken with Instagram)

Finished enough for my #photography folio. I’d do more with it if it was being graded on the #drawing but it will do for now. Model is @shonaelise #anatomy #anatomical #anatomicaldrawing #illustration #scientificillustration #bones #spine #vertebrae #ribs #veins #arteries #organs #body #nude #skeleton #skull #hipbone #model #art #fineart #mixedmedia #multimedia #pastel #chalk #surreal (Taken with Instagram)

Finished enough for my #photography folio. I’d do more with it if it was being graded on the #drawing but it will do for now. Model is @shonaelise #anatomy #anatomical #anatomicaldrawing #illustration #scientificillustration #bones #spine #vertebrae #ribs #veins #arteries #organs #body #nude #skeleton #skull #hipbone #model #art #fineart #mixedmedia #multimedia #pastel #chalk #surreal (Taken with Instagram)

Back to working on this. Need another break from writing this stupid essay! #photography #illustration #drawing #multimedia #mixedmedia #fineart #art #bones #skeleton #ribs #ribcage #spine #veins #anatomical #anatomy #anatomicaldrawing #surreal #body #nude (Taken with Instagram)

Back to working on this. Need another break from writing this stupid essay! #photography #illustration #drawing #multimedia #mixedmedia #fineart #art #bones #skeleton #ribs #ribcage #spine #veins #anatomical #anatomy #anatomicaldrawing #surreal #body #nude (Taken with Instagram)

"DYSCRASIA" 

Dyscrasia is a concept from ancient Macedonian medicine, meaning the imbalance of the four humours (bodily fluids): blood, black bile, yellow bile, and phlegm (water). The idea of Humourism was adapted by Greek and Roman physicians who believed that too little or too much of any of the four humours influenced a person’s temperament, physique, and health/well-being.

BLOOD : “SANGUINE” Temperament

Season: Spring
Element: Air
Qualities: Warm & moist

Most attractive virtue/temperament – courageous, hopeful, amorous; feeling of joy, mirth, optimism, enthusiasm, affection. Indulgent, sensual, confident, lighthearted.

Imbalance of blood = mania, irresponsible, gluttonous, inebriate, lustful. 

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YELLOW BILE : “CHOLERIC” Temperament

Season: Summer
Element: Fire
Qualities: Warm & dry

Digestive virtue. Hottest, most active and destructive temperament. Provokes & excites passions. Prone to anger, impatience, irritability, short temper. Bold, courageous, confronting, ambitious. Dramatic, extreme, driven.

Imbalance of yellow bile = violent, vengeful behaviour; jealousy & envy, rage. 

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BLACK BILE : “MELANCHOLIC” Temperament

Season: Autumn
Element: Earth
Qualities: Cold & dry

Retentive virtue. Contrary to Sanguine – most problematic. Pensive, withdrawn, prudent, cautious, realistic, pragmatic, pessimistic, narcissistic, gloomy, sullen.

Imbalance of black bile = irritability, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, self loathing, moodiness. 

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PHLEGM (WATER) : “PHELGMATIC” Temperament

Season: Winter
Element: Water
Qualities: Cold & moist

Expulsive virtue. Coldest temperament, constructive. Passive, lethargic, subjective, devoted, emotional, sensitive, and sentimental. Spiritual, calm, relaxed, patient, sympathetic.

Imbalance of phlegm = unemotional, apathetic, excessive laziness, depression.

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Many thanks to my models for being such good sports. Really, really appreciated it. Models are: Lena Kitteh (blood), Dolly Trash (yellow bile), Alyssa Warland (black bile), Kerry X (phlegm). 

#2 in my anatomical photo series. Going to start drawing on this one after I finish the 1st one. #photography #print #art #girl #model #nude (Taken with instagram)

#2 in my anatomical photo series. Going to start drawing on this one after I finish the 1st one. #photography #print #art #girl #model #nude (Taken with instagram)

More experiments for my uni work. This is going to be a bitch to do…the blob is from me forgetting to tap the excess ink off the quill…oops! #nude #art #skeleton #bones #blackandwhite #ink (Taken with instagram)

More experiments for my uni work. This is going to be a bitch to do…the blob is from me forgetting to tap the excess ink off the quill…oops! #nude #art #skeleton #bones #blackandwhite #ink (Taken with instagram)

Phantasma’s Bedroom set for TrashDolls

photo/model/hair/makeup/editing/everything by yours truly. 
shot these myself on Wednesday morning to use on my TrashDolls profile

disclaimer: posting these makes me really nervous. because…I’m actually really self conscious…but I’m trying to fix that… so…be nice? :p *hides*
yes, I’m trying to be more comfortable with my body, even though it is far from perfect & I don’t like it very much… hopefully when I restart my diet & exercise I’ll eventually like it. >____> sorry, I have some body image issues…