|Corinne Bailey Rae, pen, watercolor & acrylic on watercolor paper, 10 x 14", 2011.|
I drew for the British music week. I wanted to portray someone who wasn't as obvious as any of the Beatles (although I love them). Originally I thought about Lily Allen, but she looked completely different in every picture! I really like Corinne Bailey Rae; her voice is so emotional and beautiful.
You may be wondering why there's coral and fish all over. Her last album was called "The Sea", but, honestly, it has nothing to do with fish... I just wanted to draw them. My plan in the beginning was to make the coral super detailed, but there's already too much going on here.
Hopefully you'll see this up on Illustration Rally too; cross your fingers for me!
Here's a close-up:
PS: Illustration Rally also has a great appeal and art sale going on for Japan. You should take a look!