I thought I'd try to paint a girl from one of my favorite references, and this little sketch is what I came up with. It looks a lot more 80s, especially the headband and the hair, than I intended! 🙃


My reference was none other than a George Romney portrait of the gorgeous Emma Hamilton as Cassandra, one of many he made that I adore. Expect to see some more like this; I want to learn to draw and paint people!

Though maybe "all Lady Hamilton, all the time" is getting to be a bit much. Taking inspiration from an Edwardian beauty like Gladys Cooper might be a nice change of pace.

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