Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Chanel No 1

This is the sketch from our Monday portrait group. I did finish it on Monday but didn't photograph it till today.
This beauty works behind a cosmetics counter in a department store. Her job is to see the beauty in people and pick a strategy for capitalizing on it to their advantage. When she finishes, they are more able to see their own loveliness.
This is the job of an artist, I believe.
Chanel said that often, her clients do not feel beautiful, comparing themselves to her. She confessed that when she looks in the mirror, she doesn't always see the beauty that they see. Tall, willowy, lithe, with flaxen hair down to there... it would be easy to argue with her, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
When you have a mix of Scandinavian and American Indian blood, beauty would be almost impossible to escape, methinks.

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