Beautiful people… NYC Edition

After having painted a couple of beautiful people from the Southern states, I now did some New Yorkers. There are some lovely faces on Humans of New York and especially these two ladies caught my eye. This website is hilarious by the way and the captions had me in stitches.

New York girl in watercolour and ink
“Picnics inspire me”
New York lady in watercolour and ink
“People try to buy it off my head”

Click the links to see the originals of Flower Girl and Awesome Hat Granny.

So we went from Oregon, Louisiana and Kanas to NYC. Where shall we go next?

Beautiful people

A colleague passed on a link to a website with hundreds of images of beautiful people. Earth’s World features Americans visiting country fairs and other events, like Cinco de Mayo and this sultry lady. Check out the original here.

Watercolour painting of an Hispanic girl
This type of style is called “Chola”, I believe. She replaced her shaved eyebrows with super high, slightly angry looking drawn on ones. Why did she think this was a good idea? Anyway, I find her beautiful no matter what and a face like this is a real treat to draw. There is a kind of sadness there which I find fascinating. Not long ago, I did another Hispanic girl.
Hillbilly or a kickass cowboy? Doesn’t matter. Lots and lots of character there. Find the original here.

Both in Indian ink and watercolour. Even contemplating making more. My super cool boss Ian Bowden had been at it as well, doing this “Homeless or awesome pirate?” guy. Warning! Clicking this link will have you fall off your chair. Content is extremely GOOD!

Ode to Audrey

Audrey Hepburn illustration

“I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people’s minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.” – Audrey Hepburn

Beautiful on the outside and inside, Audrey is often an inspiration for my drawings. This quickie is done in Indian ink and watercolours.