Saturday, January 9, 2016

Rita Hayworth line drawing

I'm practicing line drawings that I can color in Photoshop for graphic novel panels or any other artistic work that demands simplicity and ease of reproduction. I'm not at all a movie fan but I very often use still pictures of movie players as references for images. This one is Rita Hayworth in the 1946 film, "Gilda." You'll see Rita/Gilda again as I experiment with coloring, and I'll have more of these studies done in "digital inking" on the Cintiq. Rita's dress is much more elaborate in the original photo, where it is covered with glitzy plant-shaped embroideries and beadwork.

Gel pen and tech pen ink on illustration paper, 4" x 7", January 9, 2016.

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