Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Loretta Young :D


Just finished last night...


I've been watching so many of her pre-code films lately (courtesy of TCM's awesome star of the month tribute to her in January) that I felt compelled to try and capture lovely Loretta on paper. Canson tinted paper to be exact, approx 15" x 20" with 2H and HB pencil and white colored pencil.

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7 comments:

M. D. Jackson said...

This is some of your best work. You've really taken it to another level. Outstanding!

I'm not too familiar with Loretta Young but... is it just me or does she look a bit like Tricia Helfer?

Maybe it's just me.

Patti said...

It's lovely...and it looks just like her! The detail is amazing!

I have such admiration for people who can draw like that. Seriously, I can't even draw a stick person well. When the creativity genes were handed out, they were not given to me. So I am beyond impressed with your talent.

Now you will have to find a place to put it!

Artman2112 said...

thanks Mike! I really feel like I'm on a roll lately and am trying to keep it going!
I had to look up Tricia Helfer, never heerd of her before but yeah i recognize her. i don't think there is much resemblance but then again I am very familiar with Loretta :)
If you wanna get better acquainted with the Loretta I love (that is, early 30's pre code Loretta) I highly recommend the following: "Employee's Entrance", "Midnight Mary", "Taxi" or "Platinum Blonde", especially the first 2 listed. if you wanna see a great later film of hers check out Orson Welles' "The Stanger", a fantastic film on every level!

thank you Patti! haha yeah where to hang it up? lots of pictures just go into the closet but this one i wouldnt mind seeing on the wall...somewhere!

Lex10 said...

love child with Clark Gable

Kristina D said...

wow! so amazing. you even got her luminous complexion. I agree about pre-code Loretta being fascinating, I mean I like her whole career but lots of people still who only know her later TV persona are flabbergasted, gobsmacked even! when they see her pre-codes. Great stuff, just like your work.

Artman2112 said...

Kristina D - haha yes i could well imagine someone who only knew her from her TV or later film work would be quite startled by some of her pre-code films! There is certainly a vast difference between "The Bishop's Wife" and "Midnight Mary!"

Artman2112 said...

thanks to everyone who commented and for the kind words on my picture!