Bardot


Who more than Brigitte Bardot personified the ultimate in French beauty and style during the latter part of the 20th century?

Her natural exquisiteness made her an easy subject to illustrate and this composition came together in a natural, intuitive manner as I made use of feminine vintage lettering, rosy illustrated peonies and a black ribbon, appropriately labeled with the Vadim film that made her famous (And God Created Woman) to tie it all together. The backdrop is, of course, gingham (vichy, in French) – part of Bardot’s iconic image. And last, but not least, the two ‘B’s recall the Serge Gainsbourg song, the Initials BB, that he wrote for Bardot and that was the inspiration for this compositiion. Be sure to check out the pencil sketch I did as a study.

The Bardot collection includes art prints, t-shirts, iPhone cases, stationery etc. and is available in my Society6 shop.

Melissa Brunet

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Melissa Brunet is a graphic designer & illustrator based in Paris, France.
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2 COMMENTS

  1. Jennifer Smith June 3, 2012 at 02:54 Reply

    Wow!! You are acing the digital!! Just the flowers alone would take me forever!

    • Melissa Brunet
      Melissa Brunet June 3, 2012 at 14:46 Reply

      Thank you Jennifer, it’s always lovely to hear from you. I am definitely becoming more and more comfortable with digital :)

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