Red Poppy // Anna Z.

My latest illustration. This is a portrait of my friend Anna Z. and her friend drawn from their photograph. Beautiful girls and an amazing photo.

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Close up of Anna:

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Close up of her friend:

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 Here is the original photo:

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See the similarity:

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My dad recently bought me a book on drawing and also sometime ago he bought me excellent studio pencils, so I have been really excited testing them with some new skills.

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I really like these kinds of head pieces, national Ukrainian with bright red poppies. I already have made few illustrations with similar, like for example “Autumn”:

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And also poppies are pretty. Here is an illustration with famous Marimekko’s “unikko” pattern (unikko means poppy in Finnish):

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Marimekko Unikko (pic via here )

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Poppies (pic via here)

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