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Homage to a Shooting Star | by Jem Yoshioka
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Homage to a Shooting Star

This Illustration is based on the photogtaph by Cecil Beaton "Miss Nancy Beaton as a shooting Star" I came across the photograph while trawling through my Art Deco reference books. Even though it was a black and white photograph, I felt like through the depth of tone that I could feel the colour radiating out from it. I decided I wanted to do my own version, to share the colours I glimpsed the first time I saw the image.

 

Over time it slowly became its own thing, getting further away from the original and more and more its own thing.

 

I sketched it about six months ago and every so often come back to it to muck around with the colours. I haven't had the patience to actually sit down and finish all the detail that I wanted to get into the skirt until now.

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Taken on February 28, 2011