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I think I'll miss this place most of all by Sarahfina-Rose I think I'll miss this place most of all by Sarahfina-Rose

Celebrating Women of Colour Achievement in Theatre during the new 2016 season, starting with Sandy Cheeks from The SpongeBob Musical, portrayed by Spring Awakening’s Lilli Cooper. Representation matters.

Sandy’s was the first costume design I fell in love with and it’s still my favourite. I love how she looks like Foxy Brown (‘’she’s sweet brown sugar with a touch of spice’’), like some badass martial arts chick from a 1970’s blaxploitation film. Funny how Playbill.com labelled her ‘’the submarine squirrel maiden’’ but she’s no one’s love interest (that’s a new one, and I have no idea where they got that from, because she’s a swinging bachelorette). I’m glad, nonetheless, that director Tina Landau makes gains in gender parity by introducing feminism and Girl Power to an otherwise very male-centric show (plus, three out of the four main female roles are filled by actresses of colour. Great Comet and Hamilton are not the only shows employing race bending. *whispers in Moana voice* Di-ver-sit-y Di-ver-sit-y, you’re so amazing!).

 
(This took way too long. Three months to be exact, and it didn't even come out that great. Oh well.)

Watercolour and pastel on charcoal paper- 11X17.


UPDATE: Fixed the background. Still looks like crap but more like presentable crap.


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The SpongeBob Musical © Kyle Jarrow and Tina Landau.

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:icongabriellepoor:
GabriellePoor Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
Hooolly cr*p she's beautiful! I love the color's used in this and shes so calm and warm in that jumper *_* beautiful!
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:iconnickidk:
NickIDK Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
Black is beautiful.
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:iconclairebloom:
ClaireBloom Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Student Filmographer
Really like her hair!
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:iconsonnywortzik:
SonnyWortzik Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg, I love this so much! :'D
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Goldberg12100 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
.....you really outdid yourself with this one...the colors are mind blowingly beautiful.....you're amazing! aaah .. her hair is amazing and the idea is brilliant .. good job as always.
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charlottecunningham2 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
umm i kinda sorta just fell in love with your style. your work is SICCCCKKK
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SpongeBobSqPts Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
She is foxy, does look a little like Pam Greer, Coffy as well X3 so badass. You did an excellent job capturing her beauty.
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:iconspongebobmusicalfan:
SpongeBobMusicalFan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
AMAZEBALLS! Good job! ^^
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StaceyLovette Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Wow so pretty! So eye popping and colorful, love the blue on her outfit!
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EspinTwi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
HELL YESSSSSSS
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:iconwalt-sidney-1972:
Walt-Sidney-1972 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Student Filmographer
Still looks great! I wish I could traditionally paint. I like the roughness to it.
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:iconsarahfina-rose:
Sarahfina-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Student Filmographer
Meh now her arm looks funny to me. Every time I fix something I notice more flaws.
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:iconrolfeddfan:
RolfEddFan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Girl, chill. It looks fine!
That's better than what I could draw (well I can't draw at all, lol)
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:iconsarahfina-rose:
Sarahfina-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Student Filmographer
No I need to fix it again. It'll have to wait till Tuesday. Thanks anyway.
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:iconwalt-sidney-1972:
Walt-Sidney-1972 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Student Filmographer
Huh? Both her arms look fine, I think you've just been staring at it too long, hon. It looks fine the way it is. ^^;
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Sarahfina-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Student Filmographer
No I accidentally painted over the outstretched arm and now it messed up the ''straightness'' so I'll have to fix it.
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Walt-Sidney-1972 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Student Filmographer
Really, I don't notice it. XD
Just take it easy, ok? This looks fantastic no matter what. *hugs*
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Ky-ky-ky-r Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
Nice legs!
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:iconsarahfina-rose:
Sarahfina-Rose Featured By Owner Edited Feb 5, 2017  Student Filmographer
OK really tired of these alt accounts who've been deviant for 2 years, with nothing in their galleries, who ''coincidentally'' have all the same stuff in their faves, who happen to have unusual usernames, making weird unrelated comments on all my art.
It's why I've been disabling comments in the first place for the past few months.
Piss off.
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KateDuffyArt Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
you are amazing. such simple painting but theres texture. my painting style is bland.
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:iconlorettihearts:
LorettiHearts Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
So cool!!!!
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:iconjulie-joy:
Julie-Joy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
Didn't notice what you changed but it still looks good!
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:iconsarahfina-rose:
Sarahfina-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Student Filmographer
Everything looked lopsided, so I fixed it as best I could. Still needs fixing actually.
Didn't sketch the background, just painted free form so that's probably why.
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Julie-Joy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
But I think that's what makes it look ''painty'' if you know what I mean. I've seen a lot of watercolors like this, and those are the prettiest, the ones that seem kinda like they're ''outside the lines'', the ones that look abstract.
I like it! :)
And actually, the imperfectness of the shapes too gives it that appearance like it's underwater like everything's distorted.
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:iconsarahfina-rose:
Sarahfina-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Student Filmographer
Huh. I didn't think of it like that.
I was trying too hard to make it look perfect, exactly like the photograph, but I apparently suck at backgrounds so I just decided to make it look more abstract. Thanks!
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Julie-Joy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
No you don't, I suck at backgrounds but you did a better job than I ever could.
I also think sometimes it's better not to make your art look so perfect...art can only imitate life so much. If you wanted to paint like that you'd tear your hair out. XD
Sometimes abstract is better than making it look exact. It's more creative.
No problem!
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JacobTell101 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017

you drew Bikini Bottom in its entirety! O-o

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:iconsarahfina-rose:
Sarahfina-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Student Filmographer
I was feeling ambitious.
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crazycrazyloren Featured By Owner Edited Feb 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
ohhhhhh my gosh sarah this is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L and!!! you included lilli's tattoos (i was mad in love with how they weren't just covered up?) love love love, im so happy to see this finished!!! <3
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Sarahfina-Rose Featured By Owner Edited Feb 5, 2017  Student Filmographer
I noticed the tats, actually when I saw her in the stills of the pre-Broadway run of The Great Comet. She actually had them since Spring Awkaening but I never noticed before, because she was all covered up in that show. XD

Theatre is different than films, we tend not to cover up tats or piercings because unlike films (where actors can only get tats/piercings in less visible areas, as this would prove problematic especially in period pierces, even with make-up) it doesn't matter on the stage, casting is much more flexible. Unless you're sitting directly behind the orchestra pit you wouldn't even notice.
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:iconwalt-sidney-1972:
Walt-Sidney-1972 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Student Filmographer
Really? I had no idea!
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:iconsarahfina-rose:
Sarahfina-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Student Filmographer
In both industries, actors are discouraged from piercing or tattooing their entire bodies of course, but as long as they have small tattoos and ones that aren't distracting, it's okay in theatre (and even film in rare occasions).
Piercings can easily be removed and they usually are.
I guess actors can get only get big tats in places you wouldn't see, but you better hope there isn't a nude scene if you catch my drift.
Bottom line is though, casting directors really hate actors with tats. It's too much hassle to ''remove'' it on film.
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Walt-Sidney-1972 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Student Filmographer
Couldn't film just PS it out? I know make up wouldn't cover it all but at least they have the advantage of special effects unlike theatre.
But I did notice most times theatre actors can have small tattoos, like Lilli does, just two small ones on her arms and one on her ankle.
It would suck to work in Hollywood then if you can't change your appearance much...esp. women actors who want to shave their head or dye their hair weird colors they have a harder time getting roles which is stupid. Theatre doesn't seem to care as much.
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Sarahfina-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Student Filmographer
Yes, but it's time consuming and crazy expensive (e.g. their sad attempt to colour correct Dan Radcliffe's eyes green in every shot for HP which they quickly abandoned).
That's the downside of the industry, yes.
If you want to be an actor, be a theatre actor, lol. Plus, you'll do a lot more acting than you would in front of a camera.
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:iconwalt-sidney-1972:
Walt-Sidney-1972 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Student Filmographer
Lol I see!
Theater's better anyhow, better roles, more diversity. Hollywood's still biased.
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Hottie233 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
Good job. Love the colors
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:iconbeansiesleigh:
BeansieSleigh Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice work very colorful.
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:iconqueen-asante:
Queen-Asante Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Student General Artist
This looks fantastic, yaar, especially the reflection in the floor!
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:iconsarahfina-rose:
Sarahfina-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Student Filmographer
That's the only part of the background I like. Otherwise, I wish I hadn't done the background and just left it alone. It looked better before.
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Queen-Asante Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Student General Artist
I think it looks splendid though!
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:iconrolfeddfan:
RolfEddFan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Writer

That’s the best Sandy you’ve ever drawn so far.

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:iconsarahfina-rose:
Sarahfina-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Student Filmographer
I studied her more closely this time.
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:iconrolfeddfan:
RolfEddFan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
It shows. :)
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:iconjohn-stewart:
John-Stewart Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist

Oooh the stage lighting looks good!

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:iconwalt-sidney-1972:
Walt-Sidney-1972 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Student Filmographer

Wow you even got Lilli’s tattoos. :wow:

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:iconsarahfina-rose:
Sarahfina-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Student Filmographer
Right? I just noticed them.
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:iconwalt-sidney-1972:
Walt-Sidney-1972 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Student Filmographer
Me too! I thought they were something new but looking at her old pics she's always had them. :D
Although I noticed she got a new one on her other arm on the wrist when she did TICK, TICK...BOOM!
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Sarahfina-Rose Featured By Owner Edited Feb 5, 2017  Student Filmographer
I saw that, too, on the new Tick, Tick...BOOM! poster when she replaced Ciara Renee. It's a word, but I can't see what it says.
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:iconwalt-sidney-1972:
Walt-Sidney-1972 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Student Filmographer
Lol we sound like stalkers. :P
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:iconsarahfina-rose:
Sarahfina-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Student Filmographer
IKR?
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