Finally, a mainstream media article that presents the human side of fandom, and talks about why it’s important to have alternative forms of media.
I fangirl this woman so hard right now.
It was easy to get me to do this TV show. All the roles I’ve ever gotten, you’ve seen the roles I’ve gotten. They’ve been wonderful but so many of them have been downtrodden. They’ve been women who are pretty much asexual, they haven’t been realized, they have careers but no names. And all of a sudden I was given this opportunity to play someone sexy, mysterious, someone complicated. And it was a chance to use my craft. It was a chance to transform. It was a chance to surprise myself and the public. And I took it. - Viola Davis
Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby.
It’s not supposed to be Mia Farror or Carey Mulligan from the movie, but Daisy from the book. I recently re-read this classic and I liked it even more than when I first read it in high school. I think I understand who these people are better now that I’m older. What a great book, it really transcends time.
Here are a few snapshot of the steps I took. First, I make a rough sketch with pencil. Then I scan and import it to photoshop. I do the final cleaned up pencil line and on to the color on Photoshop. I layer with water color texture on top to give more natural look at the end.