The portrait was inspired by her Heisei Fuuzoku album* and of Art Deco. Her predisposition with jazz arrangements, bob cut style and devil-may-care attitude somehow reminds me of the flapper girls of the Roaring 1920s era.
I've been meaning to make a Ringo portrait for the longest time; after a month or so working on this piece, I am finally happy how it turned out. Hope I did her justice ^^ I made this into a wall paper pack that comes in different screen resolutions (including smartphone and ipad versions). Enjoy! :>
Oh, and I also need to credit the wonderful Mr. Robert Ardill for his water color toolset for Photoshop that I experimented with on this work (yep, the water color IS digital :>). Look up his tutorials on youtube: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…
(great stuff!)*imho, one of her finest work.