The body is a powerful tool to characterize the identity of a character, from the inside to the outside. The English artist, Graham Dean transmits an essential part of the emotions of his characters – whether they be beautiful models, athletes, crazy bondage enthusiasts, identical twins – using their bodies as vehicles of expression. Using a technique he calls ‘’reverse archaeology’’, Graham re-invents the traditional uses of watercolour resulting in a unique technique. Contrasting layers of paint are applied separately on thick, handmade paper from Southern India. Each sheet has undergone a process of tearing and overlapping to create a final composition, this corresponds to the multiple layers of the epidermis which protects the human body.