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Nuthin' - But - Blue Skies by Mivala Nuthin' - But - Blue Skies by Mivala
I love Josephine Baker so much...her face resides on the intriguing edge of cartoon and realism. I also find her to be one of the most interesting women in history -- she lived such a unconventional life and had an incredible impact on the entertainment world (and many kids!)~

For those of you unfamiliar with her work as an actress/jazz singer/burlesque dancer/spy/etc., she's one of the first few people (if I'm not mistaken) to sing the song "Blue Skies". She did a song called "Blackbird, Blackbird" as well.:P

11"x14" paper, graphite pencils, and somewhat a deviation from the elderly woman I drew last night. I'm happy with how fuzzy this turned out -- it's not the fault of my camera this time.
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UytterhaegheDaniel Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Beautiful portrait of great and funny expressive woman :rose:
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Mivala Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Exactly!:) I adore her.
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arwenMZsabas Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
gorgeous!!!
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Mivala Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I need to update the photo on this one, haha
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE it!
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Mivala Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm so glad!:D Thank you!
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Would love to hear your feedback on my gallery sometime.
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Mivala Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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queuentity Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Thou swell, thou pretty! This is frightfully delightful—her spitting image, really; I've never heard it better described, I shall actually quote you on this one: “her face resides on the intriguing edge of cartoon and realism.” Well put indeed! I once had a figure of the amount of proposals Ms. Baker supposedly received during what I think was her first tour of America, and I can't seem to recall it now but it was an absolutely ridiculous amount, I assure you. What a beautiful drawing this is!
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Mivala Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well thankya kindly for the swellest of comments.:bow:

She is absolutely fascinating. You can find videos of her in her later years (and youth) on Youtube and it's mind-boggling to me. I feel like she's arguably one of the first "pop" celebrities in history -- she was as flamboyant as Lady Gaga, had the whole "I'm going to adopt a child from every county" thing going for her (Angelina Jolie syndrome), and was just a goofball on stage.:') Very animated but lovely all the same.
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Nouf2012 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
so great !
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Mivala Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!:D
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viktor-avila Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
womans from back in the 20s and 40s they were beautiful
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Mivala Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree! Especially Josephine Baker -- one of the most interesting faces~!
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viktor-avila Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
and do you ever see the womans on The Three Stooges? i like that show, sorry xD for the intelectual comparison.
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Mivala Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I have not seen what she looks like, are you talking about the new or old Stooges?:P
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viktor-avila Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the old ones and the uniques, i mean womans like Christine McIntyre , soo beautiful.
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Mivala Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
forrrr sure.O:
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thandav Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconbummy2:cool emotion express :iconbummy3: :iconspazhugplz: :iconmonkeyloveplz::icononioncheer2plz::date:
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Mivala Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:eager: Thankya kindly~!!!!!!!!! :love:
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thandav Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
:)
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LukePoteete Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Beautiful!
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Mivala Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!C:
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