Sunday, 15 July 2012

Tilda Swinton

Today I did a drawing with pen and marker. But I guess I am more of a pencil and watercolour person, but still always good to do something else every now and then. And the colours are nice and bold, just like the woman in the picture. 

This is a drawing of the superb Tilda Swinton (original pic from Candy Magazine). 

She's often snapped fresh-faced, without a scrap of make-up. So after a drag queen makeover British actress Tilda Swinton is barely recognisable in the issue of Candy Magazine. Celebrating 'transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing and androgyny, in all its manifestations' the publication features the 51-year-old sporting eyelash extensions, lashings of eyeliner and fake nails.

Xevi Muntane
 shot the cover and the coordinating photo story in the magazine, working with creative director Jerry Stafford. Together the two created a story called "The Transformer," which shows just how easily Swinton can switch from one persona to the next.y.

Over the years, Swinton has worked her androgynous style, appearing on the red carpet wearing either sophisticated gowns or tailored men’s suits. Describing her style influences as David Bowie and her father, Sir John Swinton, she told W Magazine last year: 'From childhood, I remember more about his black patent, gold livery, scarlet-striped legs, and medal ribbons than I do of my mother’s evening dresses. 'I would rather be handsome, as he is, for an hour than pretty for a week.'