I am of course a huge fan of Berlin superstar Hungry.
I have drawn her from life, at Bushwig Berlin in 2019, and from her Insta Live.
So when she teased to her Patreon Patrons (I’ve been a Patron from the first day!) that she was gonna do a twitch stream for the first time, I had to draw it.
It is absolutely fascinating to watch Hungry do a face.
The way she uses organic forms and color to transform the planes and features of her beautiful, symmetrical face is mesmerizing.
I love the way she moves her eyes visually, with effects like this white eye-liner false waterline and lashes. She lays on areas of color or shadow and they become something totally unexpected!
Since twitch streams stay up for two weeks, you can watch the magic yourself- I highly recommend the experience!
However, I struggled with her likeness this time. I did an initial take on the structure of her face and felt I’d gotten it wrong. Of course, as I was drawing, Hungry’s features moved in and out of prominence, eyebrows glued down, lips being covered with foundation, and so on, but that wasn’t a problem last time.
This is the rough I discarded; looking at it now I think it was better than the structure from my second try!
But that’s portraiture; you do it and do it to get better, and you draw the same people over and over to learn how to draw them, and that’s the process.
As Sargent said, “A portrait is a picture with a little something wrong with the mouth.”