Monday, December 12, 2011

Dead Supermodels

Did a bunch of drawing this weekend, what better way to save money on a model than to draw her? So here it is, some of my jewelry on the infamous Donyale Luna. If you've never heard of her, look her up. While her real lineage is uncertain, she claims to be Afro-Egypitan, indigenous Mexican, Indonesian, Irish, and Native American, really a woman of the world (which i can clearly identify with). Unfortunately she passed at 33, but her face is pretty much etched into my brain by now. or sketched. tee hee.

"If there is anything in the world of high fashion more vulnerable to whim than clothes, it is the models who wear them. They seem to emerge from nowhere, sparkle brilliantly, then plunge into Stygian darkness,* the victims of too much deja vu. Now rising into ascendancy is a new heavenly body who, because of her striking singularity, promises to remain on high for many a season.
Donyale Luna, as she calls herself, is unquestionably the hottest model in Europe at the moment. She is only 20, a Negro, hails from Detroit, and is not to be missed..."

The Luna Year -Time Magazine, 1966


  1. Gorgeous sketches! New to your site and love it- wish you had a follow button so I could see all your new posts. I'll just keep checking in :D Happy Tuesday!

  2. Ah thanks for pointing that out! I recently did a redesign and i forgot to put the bloglovin follow button up, but its there now. Glad you enjoyed :)


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