Monday, 8 November 2010

Every picture tells a story

Well, it looks like that's it. The rain is falling in stair rods and lashing the leaves from the trees. Winter is peeking out from the clouds and readying to hold us in its grip for a few dismal months.

However, all is not lost, for is not the party season upon us? Why as soon as tomorrow night I shall be donning my glad rags and stepping out among the glitterati.

Thoughts of little black dresses inspired this piece for Illustration Friday's 'afterwards' theme and also finally got some work into my sketchbook project book. Look at this girl, how prim and proper she looks as she prepares for the office Christmas Party. She spent a fortune at the hairdressers getting that hair pinned, her make up is applied with the delicacy of a pre-Raphaelite working on a Greek beauty and the crushed velvet of her brand new sparkling party dress skims her curves perfectly.

Hours later she stands surveying her reflection once again. Every picture tells a story my friends and I think hers speaks of too much sparkling wine, an overdose of uninhibited dancing and someone else wearing her lipstick - look at that secret grin and try telling me otherwise!

22 comments:

  1. OMG--This is Great!!! :D
    P.S. Have "fun" at your party.

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  2. That's so funny. Yes, her secret grin does show she had a very good time and I hope you do as well.

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  3. Hee ! I have seen those reflections before ! A big glass of water and some headache pills before bed are needed for the second one ! ;)
    Happy Monday !

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  4. Haha! Yes, a good time was had by someone! Love this before and after.

    I don't know how you manage to participate in so many challenges and projects at once. You're amazing!

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  5. Your girls come alive with the stories you tell. Both of them are beautiful!

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  6. What a great before and after! Her eyes, smile, and hair tell of a fun evening in the afterward, ;). Wishing you much fun at your party!

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  7. Fabulous...I'd say she is my kind of gal ha ha!! beautiful work Lisa..enchanting as always! I love both looks!

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  8. I love this! I think we have all been there! Great work!

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  9. I love it, the expression on her face says it all!

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  10. Wonderful expression on the second face--she looks very satisfied with herself.

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  12. great style - I like your illos - come join the play over at Whimsical Wednesday: http://quotidianjournal.blogspot.com/p/whimsical-wednesday.html

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  13. Beauuuuuuuuuuuuutiful! Love the "after" complexion.

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  14. Ha, how great, I especially like the eyes, before and after.

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  15. I think a third image of the morning after with the splitting headache would be hilarious! ha great idea for this week's topic.

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  16. You captured it all in the eyes....brilliantly!
    great work :-)

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  17. this is just fantastic......so cool....

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  18. Really beautiful. And what a great story.

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  19. Both are gorgeous! I especially love the eyes!!

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  20. I love these. You have captured their expressions perfectly
    Lee:)

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  21. I love your before and after looks. Wow. You nailed it. :)

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  22. Oooooh, I love what the party did to her!
    She is positively oozing yumminess :)
    Xo

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