Miss Joanne, a concept recently suggested itself to me and I would be very grateful for your opinion - the mental image was of a lady who had modelled for the statue we now know as the "Venus de Milo" and who, after some everyday hardship in later life, walked to the temple where her image was the local Idol and was very happy to contemplate her modest share of immortality (I'm tempted to imagine a child or grandchild in attendance).
Now the reason I would like to seek your opinion is twofold:-
- Firstly, I would like to ask how closely this lady ought to resemble her statuary counterpart; should the resemblance be subtle or blatant after the model has aged & acquired character the Venus will never know?
- Secondly, may I please ask what colouration you think the Living Venus should have? (I'm tempted to steal outright from Botticelli's Birth of Venus, but that might be a little TOO on-the-nose!).
Thank You in advance for your consideration and please allow me to send you my Best Wishes for yourself & your career in illustration.