Saturday, January 28, 2006

Illustration Friday - Glamour

Illustration Friday challenge is glamour. I see of an eyelash shadow cast upon a cheek, the shimmer of eye shadow, painted lips, fabulous satin dresses cut on the bias. Carol Lombard, the epitome of glamour. Norma Shearer - this one being my favorite. Greta Garbo - glamourous, but she always felt a little too hard-edged for me. I think Gene Tierney was more beautiful than glamourous. All glamour shots of the '20's, '30's and '40's. I think Jerry Hall has all the ingredients of perfect glamour, hair, lips, legs. And not to leave out Audrey Hepburn ... in the most glamourous gowns in any movie! I love these Chinese advertisement paintings Xie Zhiguang, glamourous!

Detlef asked an excellent question. Can men be glamourous? I say absolutely, number one on my list would be Cary Grant! Clark Gable! Ralph Fiennes! Fred Aistaire!




Click on image for a much larger view. Wireframe view of illustration done in Adobe Illustrator, using photo as my guide.
wire frame

I had to add this one, I was playing around and it looked glamourous!

17 comments:

The Unknown said...

Wow! what a look. Great stuff!
love

Ellen said...

Oh, my! This is fabulously glamourous!

mikaelah said...

oh yes! You have it down!!! I love your image and the text and all the glamour links. Thanks.

Majeak Ann said...

Definitely, so elegant and glamourous~her eyes and eyelashes says it all.
-Marjorie Ann

keri said...

Quite glamourous! Well done!

Anonymous said...

Yep, this captures glamour. Does raise the question whether glamour is just peculiar to chic women, or whether men can be glamourous as well...and if so who are examples.

Detlef
http://www.detlefjumpertz.com

Kim Carney said...

Oh, I think for sure men can be glamourous! Cary Grant the first! Ralph Fiennes on the list. Sean Connery! forever on the list! Of course, Carol Lombard's husband, Clark Gable!

Lee said...

she's a stunner!...beautiful :)

isay said...

love how you did the hair and the collar.

ralph (and joseph) fiennes -on my list also

"Maggie" said...

Once again your illustrations amaze me. You've captured her eyes perfectly and the glow about the hair really adds to the loveliness.

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Tiffy said...

Amazing glamour! The graphics are very clean and fresh. Nice work!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful glamour - but so much work and very expensive keeping up with the glamorous :) You have managed well and swooned when you mentioned Sean Connery :)

Katili said...

Hypnotizing image. It's a lot of Marlene Dietrich glamour, Blue Angel with new colours. You have done great work.

Alexa Brett said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

zordis said...

So glamorous and there is obvious that more of us think of women as glam. Very nicely done!

carla said...

You did a fabulous job with this one...you've captured those eyes magnificently! I like that you showed the intial sketch...I enjoy seeing the process different artists use. Great glam list too...Jerry Hall was my role model for glamour when I was a young gal and I still think she's gorgeous...and we've both held onto our long hair through all the longs and shorts of hair fashion.

carla said...

You did a fabulous job with this one...you've captured those eyes magnificently! I like that you showed the initial sketch...I enjoy seeing the process different artists use. Great glam list too...Jerry Hall was my role model for glamour when I was a young gal and I still think she's gorgeous...and we've both held onto our long hair through all the longs and shorts of hair fashion.