size: A3 a commissioned portrait pencils, F - 8B, a regular eraser and a kneaded eraser, tiles xD time: approx. 30h reference photo: 1.bp.blogspot.com/-k8U2C6fFRLk…
About the drawing This Amy Winehouse portrait has been commissioned*. The funny thing is I wanted to draw her from the same photo about two years ago, but didn't do it in the end, so I was glad about this commission. I wasn't a huge fan of Amy and I didn't become one after her death [as many people did O_o -> mainhg.demotywatory.pl/uploads… ], but since I saw her for the first time I've been fascinated by a few great songs of Amy's and her look: a specific make-up: giant lines on the eyelids and a giant hairdo. She also had beautiful eyes. When I heard about her death, I can't say I was suffering from sorrow, but I was sorry for her. It's a pity that such a talented person couldn't overcome her demons and died so young.
I've been struggling with this drawing as all sheets of A3-sized paper I have are a lil' bit slippery. Drawing on it isn't easy and I can't use my usual technique of shading as it doesn't work Well, I have to buy new paper. The part I always love to draw - hair - was the worst here The easiest part was the background. I drew the window frame and the wall behind Amy's back in a few minutes. "How come? Such a complicated texture?", you ask. Yep. I put the drawing on the textured tiling, started shading and the texture on the window frame and the wall turned out at once Depsite of difficulties, I like the final result. Hope you do, too
Thank you for the feedback in advance, I appreciate it
I actually feel the exact same way about Amy as you do; I really like some of her songs, and her hair/eyes/make up/tattoos always quite fascinated me. I've heard that she died because she went through rehab too fast. So that's actually double sad, she tried to get her life back on a good track but died because she did it too fast.
Anyway, about your drawing... I absolutely love how you drew her hair, even though it gave you some trouble! The shading on her dress and skin looks great as well! What was it like drawing tattoos? A while ago I thought I should try my hand at those, provided I get my motivation back.
The most recent and official news is that she drank too much and that was the reason of her death. Anyway, very sad end of a talented person...
Many thanks, it means a lot Indeed, drawing hair on this kind of paper was a pain in the ass, OMG, never again Well, drawing tatoos doesn't differ from drawing patterns of clothes, it's pretty easy. Hope you get your motivation back soon