Michelle is the only person who actually asked me to draw her. She’s really nice, she likes my art, so I like her back. It always scares me to draw someone on request. Somehow I feel really bad if it doesn’t come out well. If it’s a bad one and the person didn’t ask for it, then I think they don’t care either way, but I have a feeling that someone who asks for one, expects something somewhat flattering. I could be wrong. I wonder if the reaction someone gets at seeing their drawn face, is the same as hearing your own recorded voice for the first time.
I love the huge hand in this picture. That’s probably my favourite part about it and I’m glad it came out well. I got the hair right, Michelle has crazy hair, but it’s hard to tell it’s her. I picked this pose because of the hands, but I got screwed at the blowing lips.