Portrait number six #30days30portraits

Portrait number 6

Portrait number 6

So Melissa tweeted me this photo of her mum and her taken on her wedding day. Her name got pulled out of the hat to be number six. I started to draw it online yesterday and I was delighted that she was watching. It turns out that her mum died last November so I am so happy to be able to send her this drawing at the end of the project. Weird thing happened! I haven't listened to Aretha Franklin probably for about six years. For some reason she came into my head when I was selecting music to listen to whilst scoping this live drawing session. Maybe it was because the original photo was a larger busier composition taken on Melissa's wedding day - maybe that music subconsciously reminds me of wedding after parties! I don't know. Anyway Melissa then mentioned that any time she heard her that it reminded her of her mum. I am not in any sense claiming to be telepathic or anything but you have got to admit this is very coincidental :)