Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The Notorious Bettie Page
A page in my sketchbook for today. My very first attempts to draw 1950s pin-up queen, Bettie Page. It's interesting doing my take on such an icon. Anyone who knows of Bettie, knows what she looks like. But to sit down and really analyze her features is different than just looking at a picture. Her hair and in particular, her signature bangs, are giving me a little bit of trouble. And because her hair is so black, it's hard to make out the way the hair lays. I'll get it though. Mostly by doing some structure drawings of her hair in order to work it out. These pieces were done in pencil on a sketchbook page.