Wanda

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Digital illustration. Wanda Almeda Jones (1919-1934), my Dad’s little sister. When their young mother died in Oklahoma the 10 children were split up. After a time at an orphanage in Dallas some were sent out to Fort Stockton, Texas to live with an older brother. Wanda died there when she was only 15 from typhoid […]

Felicia

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Digital illustration. Another actress from the past, Felicia Farr. Born in 1932, she’s still with us. I sketched out the colors and was going to blend them when I thought, no, I like it just like this.

Bessie

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Digital illustration. Bessie Love, 1898-1986, another one of my silent movie discoveries. Her real name was Juanita Horton and she was born in Midland Texas. I used her photo to experiment with a new Adobe Fresco brush.

Elizabeth

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Digital illustration. I was watching the movie “Widows” and couldn’t help but notice Elizabeth Debicki. She was way taller than everybody else. I looked her up. She’s 6’3”! Then I found this fun photo of her and was inspired to do a drawing.