Mikey Espinosa – BonBon

Mikey Espinosa - Bon bon (plain)Mikey Espinosa - Bon bon (no hair)

I’ve been watching a lot of black and white films from the 1940s-60s, especially films starring Veronica Lake. I feel

her image and talents created an iconic style of beauty for Hollywood in the 1940s.

Mikey Espinosa - Bon Bon (unedited) Mikey Espinosa - BonBon close up

I pencilled her out before using ink to thicken and darken the lines. I kept the skin blank, only highlighting shadows

to give her that airbrushed and mysterious look.

Mikey Espinosa - Bon Bon (Veronica lake)

I finally filled in the hair and skin using photoshop. Ink has always been my favourite medium and using

water to help adjust the opacity.

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