I loved this photograph. I'd been looking for a definative Ginger Rogers photograph for some time.
It's a 1936 publicity photograph, taken by Ernest Bachrach. The costume is from "Shall We Dance", but I'm not sure what relation the photograph is to the film. I don't think it's a costume shot, because the hairstyle and dress, while both in the film, are not shown together. I should have realised that drawing all of those sparkly stones would almost kill me, but I didn't - at least, not until it was too late. I think they look alright now, at all events.
I apologise for the watermarking. I try not to make it too overpowering, but I also want to protect my work.
This probably took about 20 hours, but I lost track.
It's 25cm wide, and 30cm long, on A3 sketching paper, 110gsm.
I used a 0.5 mechanical pencil, with B lead, a solid graphite 8B pencil, tissues, blending stumps and cotton buds.
Levels were tweaked in Photoshop, but it looks pretty close to the original
Comments and favs are always very welcome
enjoy, and have a lovely day