Wednesday, 18 January 2012

'Val Destroy No.1'

For the final task in my latest brief in college I had to recreate the painting below to look as close as possible.
The painting below is called Val Destroy No.1 by Jo Brocklehurst and would have origionally been painted in a dark club in the 80's.
The origional model in this picture was called Val and the hair and make up was very extreem and the hair was very difficult to recreate, fortunately my model had recently died her hair blue but we had to use alot of hairstpray to make it stand up so much.

The image above shows the jumper that I painted onto for the picture, I used a stencil and sprayed over it for the Swastika. I also had to cut off the neckline so that the jumper was off the shoulder. I tried to make this as close to the painting as I could but some of the details were hard to make out.

Here is the final image that was also edited by the photographer, I think that we recreated the image as close as we could however if I could improve this I would have had the image taken at a slightly higher angle and maybe I would have painted the Swastika a bit smaller.

Overall I am happy with the final piece and I think that the photographer did a great job.
Heres the link to her website:

What do you think of this recreation??

Jenny xxx

1 comment:

Ian Long said...

Hi Jenny,

I think you've done a great job recreating Jo's drawing. I knew Jo - we used to go to the same drawing class in Hampstead - and I'm sure she would have been thrilled to see what you've done.

Her work makes me nostalgic for the days when London was full of creatively-dressed, subcultural people!

Best wishes, Ian.

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