Saturday, April 25, 2009
I really should be ironing and packing, but I enjoyed this portrait so much I didn't want to stop! For anyone who is interested, I've posted work in progress photos of it over on my drawing blog, here.
Yes, this is the face I was referring to in my last post, so the next two portraits of her won't be such a surprise! She is Julia Sawahla, an actress probably best know as Saffy in Absolutely Fabulous but also the voice of Ginger in (probably!) my all time favourite film Chicken Run! I think it's an unusual choice for me as I tend not to go for the beautiful but actually it was the lovely warm light that really inspired me here. Then as I looked at her face, I realised how odd it was that someone so beautiful can be typecast as the uptight spinter! She doesn't seem to have had much luck in the romance department either (Alan Davies?!) which I find really bizarre.
Anyway, I must see if I can find this colour paper when I'm in London. So far I've only found it in sketchbooks from Paperchase, but I'm feeling very cramped in this 6"x8" book!