"Kate" is a portrait of one of my favourite movie legends - Katharine Hepburn.
Last year I started doing a number of portraits to tie in with Madonna's song "Vogue" - creating a portrait for each of the icons mentioned (Greta Garbo, and Monroe, Dietrich and DiMaggio...). With some of the stars though I got carried away and did more than one.
The style is a mix of acrylic paint and crayon. Firstly, the paint is applied quite loosely and randomly and then I carefully draw on some of the features (always the eyes at least).
This can be compared with another Hepburn portrait I did called "I Never Knew Fred" which has the first painted element but I felt it didn't need anything else.
Acrylic and Conte crayon
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