Coming to Life

It always starts with a blank page and then an idea. Always a bit sketchy at first you never know where the drawing will lead you or what you will learn. It is always a challenge, and I welcome that. It keeps things exciting. I am sure when Frankenstein came to life the Doctor was amazed, possibly a little shocked. I am always amazed at what other artists create and more often than not what I can create with just a pencil or a pastel.

Here is my latest update of Dakota… she really is coming to life. Hoping the client is happy with its direction too. I am trying to keep it from going to white since she is somewhat white, but also touched with champagne coloring. I know its not quite right just yet. Hoping my next update sheds some light on the colors.

dog drawing portrait

"Dakota", portrait update ©2012 alecia goodman to present


6 Responses to “Coming to Life”

  1. 1 BoJo Photo February 5, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Alecia, you can really see Dakota coming to life. You really have a great ability to convey the unique personality of dogs. Looks gorgeous already.

    • 2 aleciagoodman February 5, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      Thank you BoJo… I have been a bit nervous with this one, so I really appreciate your feedback. I am hoping with my next piece I change things up a bit, maybe a cat or a person.

  2. 3 mississhippi February 6, 2012 at 8:16 am

    You seem to start on an animal portrait the same way I do – with the eyes. Beautiful rendering of eyes and nose. Do you just work with pastel pencil for animal portraits?

    • 4 aleciagoodman February 6, 2012 at 9:48 am

      The eyes always seems to be my starting point. Thank you. If you look for the portrait Bea, you will see one of my charcoals. I love working in pencils; pastel, graphite, charcoal etc…

  3. 6 Purely.. Kay February 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Wow.. this just looks so wonderful. I love the contrast of the white and the brown background. Simply stunning

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