A revised version of a portrait of Angelina Jolie I did back in 2005. I have always liked her pose and expression and liked the overall shape of her hat, but as time went on I realized my original execution fell far short of the pictures potential and was worth a re-doing at some point when I felt confident enough to improve on it. Never too far from my mind was the work of the Pre-Raphaelite masters of the Victorian era, especially John Millais, William Holman Hunt and Arthur Hughes and also the classicists Fredrick Leighton and Herbert Draper. I studied their work intensely while working on this picture, especially Hughes' "The Long Engagement" and Draper's "Potpourri". Even to attempt working in the style of the Pre-Raphaelites means much labor time and tho I don't have an exact figure, I know i spent well over 100 hours on this, more than 12 hours alone just on the bow.
Tech stuff: all colored pencil on 18" x 20" museum board. I used 88 different pencils from about 6 different brands and lots of solvent.
Below is the 2005 version.