A late Valentine’s Day watercolour painting I did while half-watching a film, as ya do. I seem to draw best while I have some film on in the background, though they become more like audiobooks to me. My family jokes that the test of a good film is whether I draw through it or not. It helps to give your eyes (and your brain) some kind of a break from staring intensely at a piece of paper every so often, so it works for me!
Lipstick is based on an editorial photo of Daphne Groeneveld by Txema Yeste for Harper’s Bazaar Spain, which I loved, but I wanted to bring more of a Schiaparelli feeling to it and make the lips stand out as being heart-shaped. In the end, it’s turned out very graphic and clean after using a limited colour palette and flat acrylic paint-like application.
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