Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New Artwork...Toby Wing!


Just finished this up last night...


"Portrait of Toby Wing" - For those that aren't familiar with her, Toby was a chorus girl and actress in the 1930's, usually showing up in either a Paramount or Warner Bros picture. She appeared in several of those famous Busby Berkely musical numbers, often being one of the "Close-up girls". She was photographed and publicized constantly and even has a star on the Holly wood walk of fame! Not bad considering almost all of her film appearances are uncredited bit parts! 

 All colored pencil on 15" x 15" strathmore 500 series tinted paper. I used only 2 colors, dark umber and white, which is something I never tried before but I wanted to emulate the vintage sepia look of the old movie star photos. Also, I rarely ever make a square picture and for some reason I rarely ever draw blondes! 

 If you like this picture stop by my facebook page and "like" it and share the art with others!

6 comments:

Patti said...

Wow, it's beautiful! The detail is amazing!

I love seeing your artwork. Thanks so much for sharing it here.

Artman2112 said...

thank you for your kind words Patti :D

M. D. Jackson said...

Oh, Hey! I don't know how I missed this until now. Amazing, Paul!

Artman2112 said...

thanks Mike!!!

Dawn Sample said...

Very impressive!!

Artman2112 said...

thanks Dawn!