Named Lorelei after the Fairy Queen in Germanic legends. I pictured her being very beautiful, using that as a symbol of her rank in the fairy realm. I had done some somewhat "cartoony" interpretations of fairies, all being outrageously thin and out of proportion. The idea with this piece was to make her look very real, yet very disproportionate at the same time, modeled after those original sketches.
Andrea, my girlfriend, posed for this...at the time she had extentions, for those of you who know that she has really short hair. It was done with a #2 pencil and a cloth for a smudger. The picture itself is 8x11 1/2". I didn't know anyone with a scanner large enough for it, so I took a picture of it. It turned out perfectly as it is in real life, but I wanted to give it somewhat of an old tone, so I raised the contrast and darkened the whole thing very, very slightly, to get rid of a bit of the grey. I wrote the verse in the picture, which says;
"Amidst the Enchanted Wood,
See her glow, see her fly,
Grant sight unto desiring eyes
Of the toadstool whence the fairy lies."