Surprise, bitch! I bet you thought you’d seen the last of my American Horror Story ladies.
Possibly my most favourite American Horror Story lady: voodoo queen Marie Lavau. I spent a bit longer on this watercolour and ink illustration… especially the hair!
Actress Angela Bassett is just gorgeous (have you seen her arms!?) and she doesn’t seem to age at all. Also, did you know Marie Lavau is real? Born in 1794, she was a very influential New Orleans lady. As a hairdresser and voodoo practitioner she had a multiracial following and rumor has it that she excelled at obtaining inside information on her wealthy patrons. To extort money perhaps? What do you reckon?
Probably my favourite TV show so far: American Horror Story. Every season, the same actors play a different horror story and the latest tale is set in a witch coven in New Orleans. These ladies are just so very fashionable and I want to be them when I grow up.
The initial sketch of Myrtle came about for a drawing challenge on Twitter, organised by awesome 2D artist and fellow WordPresser: A4man. See what’s happening on the Twitter page of 1hour1sketch and join in. Only rule is that you only spend 1 hour on your sketch and absolutely not more! Just splash some paint or pixels around and have fun x