Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Other Girl from Ipanema

"The Other Girl from Ipanema"
4.5" x 7" micro pen sketch with watercolor
November Virtual Paintout submission

Today I completed a little Micro Pen sketch with watercolor for this month's Virtual Paintout, the blog of Bill Guffey.  I actually got something submitted early (don't go into shock, Bill :-))  I usually get my submission in on the very last day, the last few hours.

Using Google Street Map, I could see the image of a girl crossing a busy intersection in the Ipanema district of Rio de Janeiro.  Bill selected this month's city of Rio de Janeiro for the November Virtual Paintout.  It is such fun!  It is quite amazing how much I am learning about different cities around the world.

We have the option to change what we would like when we paint a scene. I gave this girl long hair and a different print skirt.  Can't wait to see the ideas of the other Virtual Paintout artists.


  1. Tall and tan and young and lovely
    The girl from Ipanema goes walking
    And when she passes
    Each one she passes goes "Ahh"....

  2. Cindy, I don't know what the original looked like but this drawing is lovely and as Clint quotes, she fits the songs lyrics beautifully. Nice work!