I drew this recalling an interview super model, Cindy Crawford answered to on television. She spoke of her childhood and what she looked like during those formidable years. She said she was gangly and boys didn’t want to talk to her. But the one thing that she said that was highlighted in the interview for me was how her sister teased her about her mole. Cindy later learned that the mole was called a beauty mark (Small bit on the teasing here). In retaliation, she told her sister on one of those days when she was being picked on. The sister replied, according to Ms. Crawford, “a beauty mark is on the right side.” Cindy’s mole is on the left.
This work I drew is for all of those girls growing up gangly with braces and pig tails – the time will come and the “haters” who enjoyed teasing and calling names will have to enjoy that fruit of their lips when they see the outcome. The once gangly woman will not have to say a word. her determination, fortitude, and the ability to focus in spite of persecution will speak for itself. I believe Cindy Crawford never had to look in her sister’s face and say, “how you like me nah?” Her magazine covers, successful business, and her millions speak for themselves.
This piece was drawn on 12×12 white drawing paper with fine tipped black ink.
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