Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey



Do-Something-Everyday, June 7, 2016

This is the sketch I did for what was going to be a review of Idra Novey's Ways to Disappear. At this point, I am not inclined to write a review. The sketch is of the main character, Beatriz Yagoda, a Brazilian novelist. When the story begins she is more than sixty years old, morose and physically going to seed. She was a beauty once with light pale skin, green eyes, long slender, foreign-looking nose and red hair. Even after she had lost her figure and most of her looks, "when she moved...it was like watching an aging leopard slink through a forest. They'd all been mesmerized, trying to imagine how effortlessly she must have hunted once". She is also a smoker, of cigars. So, in the sketch I have tried to show all these elements while taking some artistic liberties (her hair, for example).

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