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This is my entry for Illustration Friday's "Crash" topic.
I created this specifically for the IF challenge. I drew the shapes in Freehand and brought them into Photoshop, blurring them and coloring them to achieve an airbrushed sort of look. I hope anyway. Portraits are not my strong suit, so I want to keep working on them!
I chose to draw Anna Nicole Smith, because she was the recent crash that was heard around the world. Pop culture is fascinating to me, and sadly it was easy to see that this was a veritable train wreck waiting to happen.
What are you thoughts on Anna Nicole? What about the whole celebrity machine??? Come on, spill it.
And is my illustration flashy? Or trashy?
Just for kicks, here are the vector shapes I drew in Freehand. FYI, I drew NO shapes in Photoshop, only imported these shapes, in stages, blurred, colored and added some texture, as in her dress, where I found a sequin swatch on the web, and dropped that in. No brushes were used either. But, this is is not a finshed drawing, only the shapes I drew for Photoshop, so it looks garish perhaps.
The next day or two I'll post a different, more finished all vector version.
OK, here's a finished vector version... I did want to keep some of the harshness, from the original vector version.