Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Romanian Saxon Girl Matryoshka

This is my latest illustration a Romanian Saxon Girl Matryoshka. Lorena (lorenabr) requested this matryoshka and requested she wear traditional black and white Saxon style clothing. It was fun doing a mostly black and white illustration. Very different from what I usually do. I did take the liberty to make designs on the black fabric. I don't know if the traditional fabric would be velvety or not but I made the designs to suggest either detail cut into velvet or embroidered black on black. My matryoshkas are inspired by different cultures, not exact copies of the different costumes, so I take allot of creative liberties with them.

I haven't drawn very many blonds. It was a challenge creating enough contrast with fair hair and fair skin. I gave her dark blue eyes because I wanted to make blueberry eyes. I have dark blue eyes and fair skin, so their is a little bit of me in her.

Thank you Lorena for the suggestion! I have had a suggestion for a Belgian matryoshka but I am having a hard time finding any reference material showing traditional clothing. I haven't forgotten the ballerina request! I'm thinking Sugar Plum Fairy! :)


lorenabr said...

That looks very cute :) great job!

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you Lorena! I'm glad you like her. :)

Holly said...

She's adorable! I love the pattern on her little vest, and I think you did a great job with the hair color/eye color. Are you going to make a print for yourself since she looks so much like you?

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you Holly! Our local grocery store makes really good cakes and I'm thinking about having them put her image on the top of my birthday cake. They have this copy machine that copies a picture with edible inks. It's awesome! :)

Yasmin said...

Hi Amy ,
when me leaning that it is not more possible to create another matryoshka version.. you come and it surprises me with one more it magnifies doll.. a true luxury!

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you Yasmin! :D

VixenLily said...

all of your babushka girl prints are really cool, my fave is your Japanese Geisha :)

SonatasWelt said...

This illustration is wonderful!!!
I love her :)

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you Vixen, it is good to hear which one is your fave. I can't always tell in the beginning which ones will be most liked. :D

Thank you Sonata! Yay, I'm so glad you love her. :D