I became a Mika Nakashima fan when I watched Nana live action movie, adaptation of Ai Yazawa’s manga of the same name. I’m not sure if I was entranced by her cool punk character, her captivating voice, or her eccentric beauty. Probably everything. As a result, I dug up the internet and its cache to see every image ever published of the Japanese celebrity. In every photograph, no matter what topsy-turvy hairstyle, she was a brunette (black, brown, or red-head).

photo from http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/mika-nakashima/images/1095456/title/mika-nakashima-wallpaper
Photo from http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/mika-nakashima/images/1095456/title/mika-nakashima-wallpaper

Nevertheless, that was years ago. Imagine my surprise when I recently googled her name and a blondie surfaced. Her beauty has not faded. And I was urged to paint again (after n days!).

Mika Nakashima, watercolor. Thirty minutes before I put down my brush.
Mika Nakashima, watercolor. Thirty minutes before I put down my brush.
Mika Nakashima, watercolor
Mika Nakashima, watercolor
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Reference photo from http://us.cdn283.fansshare.com/photos/mikanakashima/mika-nakashima-shared-photo-1835395062.jpg

 

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