The “Queen of Soul” was ARETHA FRANKLIN, an American singer-songwriter and pianist who began singing gospel at her minister father, C. L. Franklin’s, church in Detroit, Michigan. At 18 she embarked on her professional career in 1960 with Columbia Records, with whom she only achieved modest success. After signing to Atlantic in 1966, Aretha broke through with massive hits such as “Respect”, “Chain of Fools”, “Think”, “Natural Woman”, and “Spanish Harlem”. And by the end of the decade, she had truly become the “Queen of Soul”, recording 20 number one R&B singles, becoming the most charted female artist in the chart’s history and winning 18 Grammys, including the first eight ever given for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. She was the first female performer to gain induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
This weekend you are challenged to draw ARETHA for an hour or so from the photo reference provided via the link below!
The deadline for this challenge is Monday, August 20, 2018!
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