I am not sure why I have never painted Lana before now. She is the idyllic character that I would normally paint. The strong features, red lips and fabulous hair are typical things that my paintings have. It is safe to say that Lana del Rey is my girl crush. I love her. Her beauty, fashion, voice it all sends joy to my soul.
Recently Lana's cover of "Once Upon A Dream" came out for the new Maleficent movie. Can I just say, CHILLS?! Oh man it is so fabulous. I wanted to take inspiration from that movie (Maleficent is one of my favorite villains, and yes I'm one of those weirdos who like the villains more than the princesses), the glorious song and Lana herself.
Hence the reason I painted her blue! The song and movie are so eery and I really wanted to portray that cold, stark feeling you get from the two.
I really hope you enjoy this painting and leave any suggestions of drawings or paintings you'd like to see.
Painted on Cardboard
Sakura Koi Watercolors
Talens Gouche +++703 in Jar in Intense Black (I used this for her hair)
Artist Loft Round 10 Brush
La Corneille 2 Filbert Brush
Pilot G-2 0.38 Ultra Fine Pen in Black
Gelly Roll Pen in White