Based on Casey

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Digital illustration. The title is “Based on” because this was more of an experiment with a different brush tool than it was an actual portrait. I’ll do that occasionally. If the drawing ends up resembling the subject then that’s nice, too. In this case it’s teen contestant on American Idol, Casey Bishop.

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.