(done live during one three hour session in her art class Spring, 2001.
It is very colorful because she is an artist. Her eyes are so dark
because they had a certain gloominess to them, but I added rays
of hope. I did a psychedelic background as she was once kind of a hippie with flaming red hair.)
(photo of my art teacher,
paintings see her website
Notice that she likes red hair and also ashen colors for skin,
and long skinny limbs in poses that cry out for help.
I think she is kind of autobiographical . She started as a surrealistic painter
The idea here is to make her look happy and sweet and show off the new outfit I bought her.
Do you notice any similarity to
with the hands and shirt being the same
tonal values. We discussed
They are background to the stronger color regions. Notice how the strong red balances the black of the skirt.
This is also a
Tina and Me at Vince’s Graduation, 2005
(She is wearing the same shirt here)
Photo of some of the other girls I sketched on my trip. Notice the braided hair styles.
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