These all have the same model, Taheerah. She is a working artist, mainly doing animation.
She is one of my favorite models. Even though none of these works are "likenesses," you may recognize her distinctive regal confidence in other drawings and paintings I have posted within the last couple of years.
The top drawing, a pastel, is the first drawing I did with Taheerah as model, and it is still a favorite of mine.
For the curious, here's a list of the rest of my posts featuring Taheerah as model: March 1, 2012; June 11, 2011; January 24, 2011; December 2, 2010; November 23, 2010; and September 7, 2010.
My drawing of Taheerah titled "Floating Woman" was also used, with my permission, to illustrate this blog essay by Margaret Diehl.
NATURE WATCH:Tacodeli goes to the dog.
UPDATE . . .
on Daniela Rossell and her book of photographs, Ricas y Famosas:
I now have a copy of Ricas y Famosas. The photos are gorgeous, and the context of the work is much clearer.
The photos, taken together, are beautiful and strange. They also tell a bit about wealth in Mexico; how the very very rich live. Rossell is a member of this privileged group. Like photos of extreme poverty, these photos make you aware of extraordinary disparities in society.
She started this series of photos with a core of close family and friends and expanded outward from there. The subjects decided how and where and with what objects they would be photographed. They are mostly women. They are mostly rich, though some are not (several are servants of the very rich). They are all fascinating.