Rowyn (rowyn) wrote,

Just Another Pretty Face

A couple of weeks ago, I bought Let Them Eat Cheesecake, the aptly-named collection of Olivia paintings.

This put me in a mind to paint a cheesecake picture, which is ironic given that I don't like cheesecake all that much. Well, I do enjoy looking at scantily-clad women in wildly improbable poses. But not enough to hang them up in my living room, or to look at the same one for hours on end. And if I'm going to put all the time in to do a painting, I sort of have to stare at it for hours on end while I'm doing it.

I have this love/hate relationship with the whole idea of pinups. On the one hand, they're fun. They're fun to draw and they're fun to look at. On the other ... man, everyone does them. What do I need to paint pinups for? There are eighty bazillion of them out there already. Does the world really need one more cute naked chick?

Anyway, I wound up doing a portrait of a fully-clad woman. The face was based off of Olivia's "Whiplash", though the final result scarcely even bears a passing resemblance.

I like the way the hair turned out best. It's not perfect. But the color is right. I could do better with the waves and the positioning the next time.
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