Leg Drawings: Ripped Skin, Cats And Breaking Bad Featured On Jody Steel's Epic Leg Canvases

09/13/2013 09:44 am ET

Jody Steel engaged in school the way many of us did -- while everyone else was learning, she was doodling on her body.

The difference between your experience and Steel's is that she was offered a job when her professor caught her slacking. Her leg drawings were so impressive, she says, her professor at Emerson College in Boston hired her to illustrate a novel.

Now the 19-year-old film production student uses her legs as her main canvas. The photos of her appendage art -- which utilizes mostly pens and black ink -- is so stunningly intricate that most people think they're tattoos. Steel says she didn't expect the fame she's starting to receive on the Internet.

"I really started because honestly, I didn't have any paper around," she told HuffPost Weird News. "I was drawing a lot in class, and people began to notice ... I'm just really pale and my skin is most equivalent to paper."

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    Her first big creation was Breaking Bad character Walter White's face. It went viral on Reddit and is one of the top results on a Google search for "Walter White drawing." Steel's biggest regret is that she didn't put her name on the original, so her viral leg drawing was anonymous... Until now.
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    In fact, several of her drawings have gone viral, though not always for the right reasons. A drawing like this one was written up in a handful of "Unbelievable Ripped Skin Tattoo" stories.
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    She's not a tattoo artist, but she's thinking about which of her leg drawings she'll make permanent. This elephant is in the running as one of her favorites.
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    She does a solid Joseph Gordon-Levitt, too.
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    She really wants to be a painter. We believe in her, given her prowess with a pen.
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    She's also creative and is quick with pop culture references. Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones has never looked better.
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    Yeah, she's a space cadet in class...
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    ... But she got a job out of it. Here, Freddy Krueger rips through her leg.
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    We didn't ask her, but she seems to have a thing for actor Aaron Johnson. Just look at those pursed man lips!
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    OK, we have a thing for Thom Yorke though.
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