Dancing With Audrey Hepburn

Dancing with Audrey Hepburn. Illustration explorations.Dancing with Audrey Hepburn. Illustration explorations.

I say dancing but it was actually more like tripping or flirting. I’ve been working on this illustration of Audrey Hepburn over the last week. The reference I had for her was a nice enough photograph but the white seamless roll as a background left me thinking about something less banal. So rather than toss these experiments I’d thought I’d share the insanity of the process with you.
A 60’s-esque floral pattern was the first idea I had, she was so pretty and in all my mental images of her—dating from the early 60’s—she elegantly personified femininity. I already had my palette of soft navys, muted purples and pinky grays. So what do? With illustrator I make all my brushes and had been waiting for an opportunity to experiment with some gritty scatter ones I had been thinking about. The photos can take it from here.
The first few pictures show the basic art I started with and the rest are, well, me just dancing happily with Audrey.

Dancing with Audrey Hepburn. Illustration explorations.Dancing with Audrey Hepburn. Illustration explorations.Dancing with Audrey Hepburn. Illustration explorations.Dancing with Audrey Hepburn. Illustration explorations.Dancing with Audrey Hepburn. Illustration explorations.Dancing with Audrey Hepburn. Illustration explorations.Dancing with Audrey Hepburn. Illustration explorations.Dancing with Audrey Hepburn. Illustration explorations.Dancing with Audrey Hepburn. Illustration explorations.Dancing with Audrey Hepburn. Illustration explorations.Dancing with Audrey Hepburn. Illustration explorations.Dancing with Audrey Hepburn. Illustration explorations.Dancing with Audrey Hepburn. Illustration explorations.