Anterior Cruciate Ligaments
By Alexis Jenkins
Alexis Jenkins definitely is very active from the start. Sports have always been her passion; growing up, you could always catch her outside at the softball field playing with her high school, tournament team, or family. This all was until she had an almost career-ending injury occur not just once but twice. Luckily, she could continue to play two years of college softball, but she always wondered why tearing your ACL, also known as your Anterior Cruciate Ligament, was such a big deal. Now years later, she is a Senior here at Millersville studying Sports Journalism. After graduation, she plans to work her way into the ESPN world to eventually become an ESPN Broadcast Journalist.
The artwork that I create is an exploration of character that puts focus on the outer beauty, which then reflects the inner personality of the illustrations I render. Many are sketched very gesturally at first, and then later become digitally rendered in Adobe Illustrator to give them a beautiful digital visage.
My goal as an artist is to create beautifully illustrated character designs that represent a ‘person’ with a believable personality. Through these characters I hope to inspire others and promote body positivity and self-worth. I strive to make these characters natural, colorful, confident and modern. I want my characters to be cute and fun cartoon designs.
I work with vibrant and fantasy colors as well as contemporary and current fashion trends to bring to life these visualizations. My interest in cosmetology and pop culture gives me a direction to work with and inspires my digital designs. I am inspired by people I see wherever I am, clothes or fashion items I see online or in stores, and different kinds of animals.