Sunday, August 17, 2014

Deconstructing Beverly

My favorite black model, possibly of all time, was Beverly Peele, whose career was unfortunately brief because she retired to raise her daughter. She had the most exquisite features, and seemed otherworldly. This is by no means a portrait of her since it looks nothing like her I think, but I brought up a photo of her to sketch and try and figure out what it was that made me love her face so much. She had the most beautiful almond eyes, and the most amazing cheekbones that flowed into her full lips, but ultimately it was the combination of all her features. Beverly is still alive and modelling on occasion, from what I googled.

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