Back in early 2003, I did this drawing of Nicole Kidman.
Pretty good, huh? Yeah, I didn’t think so either, even at the time I finished this. Back in the day, I didn’t see mistakes until I was done drawing. I saw her face was way too wide, the hair was off, and the eyes were off. I was never proud of this one.
However, since I still had the magazine picture, I was always tempted to give it another shot. So here is the updated drawing, 12 years later.
9×12 HB-6B pencil. About 6-8 hours.
Story time! In 2007, my sister, my mom, and I got coveted bleacher seats on the Red Carpet of the Academy Awards (the year Martin Scorsese and The Departed won) . For us movie nerds, this was amazing. I could go on and on about all I loved about being there and seeing the actors I love, in the flesh.
One thing I did notice is how TV ready every actress was, make up wise. They were heavily made up and, in person it’s more noticeable. But Nicole Kidman hardly looked like she was wearing makeup at all, she’s that flawless. She’s gorgeous. Below is the picture I snagged of her when she came to the bleacher side of the carpet to sign autographs. Something only her and Will Smith did, by the way. Respect!
Here’s the speed drawing video. Enjoy!