This illustration was for an article on Hollywood hair. I wanted to do something with the huge wavy hair style of the lustrous bombshells of the Golden Age, and used the (very platinum indeed) Veronica Lake for reference. I decided upon a monochrome look, and gave the face and the trees a slightly washed out look, to bring more sheen and volume to the hair. For the background I added some palm trees from the Sunset Boulevard.
Above: For reasons unknown, there was a moment of frenzy after the first sketch.
2010-04-26 :: bjorn