Monday, 7 January 2013

Frida With Pigeons

This is (a rather bad low-light photo of) a brooch I made for Lovely Sam for Crimbo:

frida brooch

It's made from my fave brooch-making material, inkjet shrinky plastic, from here, a quick spray of varnish and a brooch pin. Et voila.

Having merrily been simply making characters up for, oh, forever, having to draw someone to look like a real person is really quite hard! I hope I've got the feel of Frida without necessarily needing to be too representational. My main inspiration was this photo by Juan Guzmán, which is just lovely:

And because my photo of the finished brooch was taken in appalling light, here's my original artwork:


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