With these sketches I tried to avoid hard outlines. Derwent pencils on cartridge paper, A4 size.
Album cover image sourced from The Retro Spector.
The movie Cadillac Records (2008) chronicles the rise of Chess Records in 1950’s Chicago. R&B artist Beyoncé Knowles plays the blues singer Etta James. These sketches are inspired by both Beyoncé and the even more extraordinary looking (and sounding) Etta.