Another royal character in my series today…I present you with The Duchess! I went for a less cute look on this one as I would like to portray different personalities in each character. She’s still a bit cute, but with some edge in my mind. I feel like I still want to tinker with her a bit…so perhaps this is not final. I do like to make prints however, so I can look at my ladies framed, up-close, from afar…all views! These gloomy days make it difficult to take photos, so I apologize for the bright flash that washes out the background texture of the paper.
I am also working on some ATCs – my first ones – for some mail/art exchanges. It’s exciting and yet again, scary as well. I hope the recipients will like them when I finish. I have been doodling these characters upside down and decided to create a series of ATCs. Amazingly coincidental is that I recently also heard a song by Paloma Faith titled Upside Down. You can watch the video of a live performance of Upside Down on YouTube. It says exactly what I want to express, so it’s perfect inspiration and musical accompaniment while working on these pieces. How cool is that? The world works in mysterious ways indeed! Go figure!