I found a copy of an interesting old photo in one of my file folders the other day that I thought would be a challenge to make into a papercut. I was drawn to this lady's great handbag. I was pleased with how it turned out. Sometimes when I try to use a photo for reference, I can't seem to make it work.
The papercut felt like it needed some color and a backdrop to finish it off, so I broke out my watercolors. After painting behind the cut, I must have been feeling really brave because I attempted to paint the rest of the photo for the background. I like how the lady with the bag stands out against the grays like she has a new hope for her future.