Lana Del Rey is a pop culture star and wonderful singer/songwriter. She became famous in 2011 after her songs “Video Games” and “Blue Jeans” went viral on YouTube. Her image persisted over time because she has a personal style that is reminiscent of the 1950s and 1960s eras.
I decided to draw her because she has a recognizable face with unique features. In this project, I used pen as my primary medium to illustrate her lush hair, attempting to create a feeling of volume with lighting and shading.
This reference photo was especially chosen because I liked the flowers in her hair. I enjoy drawing flowers and this gave me an excuse to draw both a portrait and colorful flowers at the same time.
Grey Sketch Paper, Pen, Colored Pens
June 10, 2018