Oh Amy, why do you make me do this?
Depending on which report you believe, Amy Winehouse is either in rehab or is hold up in a hotel room recovering after a three day bender. I love that drunken bird and I have nothing else to say about that situation.
What I would like to talk about is the above image. I begin every illustration or painting with a pencil sketch. Sometimes, I will admit, that initial sketch has more energy than the final piece. As I was working on my planning drawing, I began to like its messy quality. Seemed appropriate given the subject's current situation. So I kept adding on to that pencil drawing. I added ink then colored pencil and some gouache. I let the painting create itself.
And there you have it.
A print can be purchased here.