The Colour Collective theme this week was 'champagne', which instantly made me think of the peroxide blonde hairstyles of the 1930s.
Originally I had planned to draw a couple, with a man in a black tuxedo to contrast the champagne colour.... but there has been a virus going around, and despite my best efforts I managed to catch it... so my plan of starting this on Wednesday had to be abandoned. I only started four hours before the CC deadline, and so the poor gentleman had to be jettisoned.
I added some deep red highlights to give this a little more punch - just the champagne and the skintones gave an overall effect that was just a bit too beige for my liking. There is also a tiny bit of electric purple in the highlights, because I believe in opposite colours.
I was heavily inspired by the gorgeous work of Coles Phillips. I love his use of negative space:
Images from Jennie's Timeline
I'd quite like to do more pictures like this, it was good fun!
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 on a Wacom Cintiq Companion 2.