First of all, a big thanks to those of you who left nice comments and sent me emails during my time off. I really needed a battery recharger this week. And now, I am happily back at it. My Real Housewives sketches felt like the best way to start again. This week I tried something different. I drew them sober. Usually I have to down an entire glass of wine prior picking up my pen. So I had a new clarity for this session. I won't make that mistake again though.
This episode began with Vicky Gunvalson having drinks with Jeana Keough. Vicky has been struggling with the weighty issue of whether to down size and move into her newly purchased $1.9 million home or remain in her $3.9 million home which I believe she said was located in the Shire. I hope she said Shire as in the place from Lord of the Rings where the hobbits live. That makes sense as I imagine Vicky to be a magical hobbit creature who certainly has hair growing on top of her huge feet.
Later in the show, Lauri Waring and her fiance George had a very awkward cocktail rendezvous with the new Housewife Tamra Barney and her husband in what can only be described as one of the tackiest rooms I've ever seen. Someone in the art department needs a pick slip. This week Lauri clearly decided to experiment with injecting elephant tranquilizers in her face which left her looking like a drugged up tranny puppet. Hey, a tranny puppet........ that's what I want for Christmas.
This is Tamra, the newest and self described hottest housewife in Orange County. She was a challenge to draw as there really isn't anything distinctive about her. She was a mane of cascading bleached and damaged hair and love of talking about how hot she is and about her commitment to tanning. I'm not sure I captured her..... but I gave it my best.
I imagine Tamra worked at a Hooters restaurant once.
This is noticeably trimmed down Jeana Keough. Jeana's personal trainer made a house call to sort through her fridge and pantry in order to correct her eating habits. This is Jeana's reaction to the trainer telling her that not all calories are the same.
Next week, I'll be back to boozing while drawing. Lesson learned.
Each drawing took between 30 to 45 minutes. Done with archival ink pen on hot press watercolor paper. 12" x 9"If you enjoy looking at my drawings online, the next step would be having one or two or three in your home. Interested? Click on over to my etsy shop and take a gander. And your credit card. :) Much appreciated!