This is another class project I am working on. For this class we are to paint an urban legend. I’ve decided to illustrate The Killer Hairdo. In case you aren’t familiar with it….
A very stylish teenage girl grew tired of spending hours carefully “ratting” (teasing) and spraying her hair to attain an extreme beehive do. She washed her hair in sugar-water, allowing it to harden in the style she wanted. At night, she carefully wrapped a towel around it and slept on a special half-pillow designed not to disturb the hair.
One morning she failed to come down for breakfast. Her mother went to her room only to find her dead in bed. When the towel was removed from her head, it was discovered that she had been gnawed to death by rats (or bugs — I’ve heard both versions).
Here is my sketch….I’ll post the painting once it’s done