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This drawing depicts Lily Elsie, Edwardian actress and singer. I liked the hair volume, its curls and planes.
This drawing is all about the aquatic qualities of the body of a woman. I feel it to be a privilege to look at female buttocks being part of my professional behaviour as an artist but my interests stretch beyond the erotic. To me art is all about seeing one thing in another and thus I saw a beautiful wave figure coming from the model’s left elbow, inspiring me to put more in. I also discovered dolphins and to complete it I put a golden ratio-based shell on top of her head, turning her into some kind of sea goddess. Perhaps a new Boticelli’s Venus?
When I was looking at the reference picture of Angie Dickinson my colleague at Studio Brugman, Gilbert said her face looked almost chiseled like a statue. I often search for old pictures like that. I find them so much better than many contemporary ones, due to the dramatic tonal bandwith that let the portrayed strike a sound pose. My job was to poor the facial features into a sort of graphite concrete while at the same time preserve the beautiful female features of a great star.
Heavenly body – 17-10-18 (sold) Heavenly body – 17-10-18 (sold) I was going to name this one ‘across the universe’ after the Beatles song but when I was completing […]
I am not sure what I thought about her, except for her strong personality. I sometimes liked her paintings and then I didn’t. What I have in common with her is that we both are autodidacts and that we like(d) to go our own way in life. Somehow I always come across her once in a while and that is why I decided to draw her. I saw a lovely – rare – nude photograph and thought I’d include her in my sans titre / roundism series.
In this drawing I tried to capture the edgy character of U.S. actress Talullah Bankhead and still bring softness to her face.
I was captured by the high lights at the top and the bottom and decided to keep the planes straight, putting the stress on the rough edged character of the figure.
I always liked Diana Ross (except for that ghaslty song ‘My Old Piano’) and when I saw a video recently I was intrigued by this shiny 80-dress oozing out glitter and glamour.
I found this great early picture of a young Bettie Page posing before her pin-up days of fame.