Here's a little show and tell.... I was commissioned to make this storybook-looking watercolor painting of NeNe reading from the book "Go To Sleep, Wig." :) The finished painting will be in a nursery and I absolutely love that idea. If anyone has a commission request, please hit me up and I'll give you a quote. Thanks!
Did this quickie of Miss Cynthia Bailey of The Bailey Modeling Agency (thank you very much). I feel this season she's giving us handsome lady realness....... Just a dusting of dikeyness which I find very favorable. Pen and marker on paper with an itty bitty bit of digital color.
I give you Phaedra Parks from the RHOATL who is serving one of her signature mmm-hmm looks. An mmm-hmm expression is multi-faceted....... It can be triggered by something that delights, arouses, or crosses her. This specific mmm-hmm squish-face is the "this bitch is crazy" variety as caused by her cast mate Kenya. It's odd to say and please don't judge but I'm growing a pinch fond of Kenya. Is that wrong? I know it is but I can't help it.
Drawing completed with pencil on paper and some digital color.
I just can't seem to help myself.... Hit pause on my dvr remote as NeNe from the RHOATL was serving a punishing bitch-please™ look to one of her cast-mates. Did a quick pencil sketch and then "painted" it with MAC cosmetics: paint stick, full coverage foundation, eye shadow, chromacake.
By the way, those two new women need to go: Kenya and Porche, they're really awful. I'd like to rename Porche, Tercel or Camry. (No offense if you drive one of those cars but renaming her a Toyota car seems more spot-on.) And Kenya or Ken-nah™ is out of her friggin mind! Out of it. That Waletr guy needs to run for the hills! :)
Reality TV is my dirty pleasure and the way I justify watching this crap is to draw it. I hit pause on my dvr remote as NeNe Leakes from The Real Housewives of ATL was making this "bitch please' face to something Kenya said. Or was this her "say what now" look? Anyway, I did a quick pencil sketch and then "painted" the whole thing with MAC Cosmetics: foundation, eyeshadow, paint sticks, and chromacakes. :)
This is new cast member Kenya and I've said it before and I'll say it again..... there's nothing like new crazy. She has the aggression of Marlo and the ample BS reserve of Sheree (both no longer with the show) so does that mean Kenya is pulling the weight of two crazy people? I'm going with yes on that.
Illustration of new crazy completed with pen and marker on paper with digital color.
Sheree from The Real Housewives of ATL delivering her most memorable line "fix your face" to NeNe. Too bad Sheree didn't use that line earlier.... it might have saved her job. By the way, doesn't it seem like only yesterday NeNe was barking at Kim to "keep her legs closed to married men". Isn't it crazy that was three years ago?
This drawing started as a study for a more involved image but I liked the messy quality as that seemed to fit the giantic yet infinitely enjoyable train-wreck that is this three-part reunion show. It's completed with a Bic pen on paper and digital color. Yes, a Bic pen. Off to watch the third installment. Happy reality TV viewing y'all!
Last night at around 7pm I wrote up a recap posting of this past Sunday's ATL housewives. It was full of snide remakes about Bravo dredging the bottom of the barrel to find new cast member Marlo. She's pretty bad. A "socialite" who has been arrested seven times and uses designers objects to derive her self-worth. Actually that might sound like an interesting character if you've never seen the show but if you are watching, then you know otherwise. She's loud and thoughtless and she'll scream 'faggot' if she's in an argument which is perfect for a show on Bravo. This franchise is home to many batshit crazy people but, to me, she's not watchable. She makes me mad. In that posting I started last night, I also went into great detail about how horribly most of these women are behaving on their South African trip. A trip which most people would relish and learn from but not the majority of these dames. Lots of complaints and a lack of interest in experiencing the local culture and Marlo brought 29 pairs of designer shoes and a slew of handbags. Why? Because she insists we know that she has these things. And in case you forget she has them, she'll bark about it endlessly. Bleh! So after I finished that posting I hit publish and typically a few seconds later and it appears on my blog. But not last night. I hit publish and then an odd swirling icon which I've never seen before appeared on my screen. Huh? I was able to get on other sites so it wasn't an internet thing. I left my laptop open until about 11pm and it was still stuck in that mode so I just had to shut it off and all I'd written was lost. Oh well..... it's probably Karma for all the awful yet I feel accurate detailing I went into about Marlo. Maybe it's best that posting is gone because I do not want to be the reason for mugshot number 8. :)
What I drew from the episode was when the ladies went to a dinner party and their faces were detailed with some beautiful painted dot patterns. There was no significance to the designs, they were just ornamentation.
Were those painted dots to be emblematic of each woman's character, then Marlo would certainly have had this painted on her face.
I did that image from start to finish in about twenty minutes so if she looks like a dude then all the better.