Saturday, October 17, 2009


I did this for last week's Illustration Friday prompt flying, but didn't submit it. It is based on a Vanity Fair photo from the 1950's. Except the model in the photo is not wearing an aviator's cap and goggles. The drawing fits right in with the gorgeous but silly advertisements in magazines like Vanity Fair. Beautiful people in really, really expensive clothing in interesting scenes that are far, far removed from reality. I get my Vanity Fairs at the local library's used book table for a quarter each and dream about the good life.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Bali Dancer and Flowers

I am slowly getting back into the drawing habit, after a month hiatus. I drew a little here and there but not much. This drawing of a woman was inspired by a "Flashback" photo of a Bali dancer in the current issue of National Geographic; the photo was originally published in National Geographic in 1939. The flowers were drawn from life.