As an artist and fashion illustrator, it is not surprising that I like to draw the people, celebrities, or designer couture that I like.
Before starting with the fabric additions to my art, the most recent fan art I did was earlier last year: Krysten Ritter, after binge-watching Jessica Jones, three selections from last year's Golden Globes, and most recently, Tania Saleh, a talented Lebanese singer that I admire and enjoy listening to a lot.
Then, with the fabric additions, the bigger the dress, the more interesting the piece. After the first piece, which was a Monique Lhuillier breathtaking green tulle dress, here is my illustration of Lupita Nyong'o, with a patterned dress inspired from her colorful Instagram feed, and a head wrap. She wears them so well, and with the color of her skin, every color on the spectrum looks amazing on her.
I have a lot of respect for (what I know about) Lupita Nyong'o, her acting talent, and what she stands for. I have a list of new fan pieces to make, I just need the time :)