Etta James

by Eddy on March 15, 2010

in character design,girls,sketches,traditional

Colour sketch of Etta James
Drawings inspired by Etta James and Beyonce
With these sketches I tried to avoid hard outlines. Derwent pencils on cartridge paper, A4 size.

Drawings inspired by Etta James and Beyonce

Sketches of Etta James by Eddy Crosby
Drawings inspired by Etta James and Beyonce
Drawings inspired by Etta James and Beyonce
photo by Etta James
Album cover image sourced from The Retro Spector.

Photos of Etta James and Beyonce
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.

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Erin Hunting March 17, 2010

Great sketches Eddy. You have a nice mixture of both straight and curvy lines. Nice rendering too, what inks did you use for these ones?

Eddy Crosby March 18, 2010

Hi Erin,
Thanks for your comment. I just used my Faber Castell Pitt pens. some of them are almost out of ink but give an interesting scratchy line.
For the bold outlines i used a Pentel brush pen.

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