The last medium we used in drawing class was ink. I wasn't crazy about pen and ink, but I did find that I liked using brush and ink. One of our assignments for class was to find inspiration ink drawings and practice copying them in order to learn different ink techniques. I loved this inspiration drawing and practiced it for class.
I like how the eyes look like sunglasses because it is really hard for me to draw eyes. I thought this idea might translate well to an Audrey Hepburn big sunglasses look.
I won't claim that my painting look like Audrey, but she was my inspiration for my fancy "ladies who lunch". Of course I also had to try ink and brush on fabric, so I cut some muslin fabric squares and got out my bamboo brushes and india ink.
First I copied my original inspiration photo onto a scrap of muslin fabric so that I could see how the ink went onto the fabric.
Then I practiced some smaller Audrey inspired ladies.
My first lady was a little long in the face...
These lips got a little crazy, but I added a necklace which was nice...
Next, I just went for it and painted some bigger ladies on 17 inch squares of fabric.
My first bigger lady. I decided to do my next lady with a little tilt in her head.
I might wash my test ladies in the laundry to see how they hold up in the wash. I can't decide if I should make these ladies into pillows or bags. Maybe I'll do one of each.