Cecil was one of the first drawings that started my spell of noveau-esque girls this past month. And though she was the first I didn’t think of re-doing her into a full finished piece, she seemed to be content the way she was.
I got a call from the ARTycaf last Tuesday asking if I had any works to contribute to an exhibition, it had to be under $100 and it had to be in by Thursday! The day before I had just sent 4 works to Townsville so I was fresh out of new material and couldn’t really think of anything old I was happy enough with to hang. I decided to make a new one for them.
I was thinking about doing Blue Thumb again but taking out the nudity but it didn’t feel right, that’s when I thought of making a finished drawing of Cecil.
I had lot of trouble with the right side of her neck. The angle of the photograph made her neck look odd.
Apologies for not getting a decent scan at this stage. I only had to complete her as fast as I could so I didn’t have the time.
I thought the blue and purple hair was a bit flat so I added some yellow highlights to give the hair more form. I didn’t get a scan of her when she was finished either! I was too worried about the mount board and getting her ready.
Here she is with the rest of the works at the exhibition. Please go see her in person at the ARTycaf, corner of Queen St and Elyard St, Narellan. The exhibition will run through to 30 November 2011.