I won’t lie: this painting was both a blast to create and a bit of a challenge.
I told you about my love for Billie Eilish and her music countless times already but kinda kept it a secret that I actually Nixie-fied her 😉
Fighting the nervousness
I have to tell you that it was not meant to be realistic. You should know by now that this is not my thing. I appreciate artists who create realistic portraits though. I did use one or two reference photos, but not to copy them. It was more to get a more specific vibe from Billie Eilish…
I was (am) scared to share this full painting to the world, afraid of what people will think and say about it. But on the other hand, I also have this voice telling me “fuck it! do it anyway” so here we go 🙂
My daughters were REALLY excited about me doing a version of Billie Eilish as a Nixie, and I consulted them now and then to figure out which direction to take.
A few more pictures:
When I did my “365 Nixies in 365 days”, one of them was actually inspired by Willow Smith. And now I wonder: should I let these women inspire my art even more?
What do you think?
Her eyes are very expressive. I love the color palette.
Thanks a lot Christy!
I absolutely LOVE this painting! Amazing work!
Thanks a lot Lauren!
She came out fabulous!!!
Now who is Billie? I keep seeing/hearing her name.
I think you should go for it!!! Let these women inspire you and
Nixie-fy them. Love that by the way 🙂 I think it would be
really cool to see where this leads and what you come up with.
Thanks a lot, Lisa!
Billie Eilish is a young American singer (she is 17 years old). She has a very well difined style, both in how she dresses (and she explained why it’s always very baggy… to quote her “people can’t comment on something they do not see” (the “something” being her body. she refuses to be sexualized, for example). She is quirky and keeps notebooks and I don’t know, there’s something fascinating around her 😉
I will not be afraid to share who I am fangirling about anymore: thank you <3