Sunday, July 21, 2013

Julia Pastrana

I read an article about Julia Pastrana here
It's a great read and the author talks about the role of beauty, being fat and famous and all sorts of other interesting things.
Julia was a fascinating-looking woman.
Here is one of my lesser known realities featuring Julia.

first, her portrait, based on photograph (colored pencils on paper)

next - this is Julia in a beret and glasses

 Julia as Che Guavara's comrade (still wearing glasses)

Julia in a hat with pink flower

Julia with flowers in her hair (inspired by F.Kahlo)

the same - with glasses

And finally, wearing kokoshnik, traditional russian head ornament