Monday, May 16, 2011

"Hat Lady" in progress

I have been working on a new piece. I found this image of a woman in a hat when I googled 1920's images of women. I was really drawn to the shadows on her face. With this piece I decided to shade her face with a stipple technique and then grid off the rest of the paper so I can fill each space with an assortment of patterns. This piece is named "Hat Lady", and these are a few photos of her in progress. I also found an old plastic frame to place the photo in while I work so she is easy to see. I don't want my illustration to look exactly like her but I do want the shadowing of her face to be similar.


7 comments:

  1. She's beautiful. I love the retro feel! so much gorgeous detail!! xo

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  2. What a wonderful series this could be--I love ladies from this era--she is gorgeous--you've captured that look!

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  3. Love your reference photo, you are definitely capturing her look within your artwork. Those lips and eyes, So beautiful.

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  4. Fabulous interpretation Rebecca! So interesting seeing how you create. How long does it take to complete a piece like this with all your amazing detail?

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  5. Rebecca Sweetie,
    Your rendition of the Hat Lady is Fantastic!Love her expression and all the different details you are drawing in!
    Can't wait to see the finished piece.
    Hugs

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  6. You have captured the essence of her so beautifully
    Lee:)

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