Girl at Window. Acrylic ink, ballpoint pen, and pencil on paper. 4.5”x6.5”
I was looking at some Vermeers and “reading” (I listen to audiobooks while I draw. It’s maybe the only kind of multitasking I’m good at.) about the camera obscura in A Short History of Nearly Everything, and this happened. I’m not much one for linear perspective though.
Sometimes my artschool tendencies kick in and I want to do a fashion drawing. But picture-perfect model types get so boring, so it helps to give her some kind of edgy thing like she’s drinking straight tequila in broad daylight, possibly by herself. (Gives the image a bit of a narrative.) Nor can I bear to give her impossible fashion-drawing proportions anymore. Not that there’s anything wrong with being tall and thin, as some, like, skincare ads will have you believe, but fashion drawings do rather often spill into the realm of truly impossible bodies.
Also: spot the rat!