Archive for March, 2012

Country Chic Wedding Campaign

Recently I designed programs for a Country Chic wedding. Sadly they aren’t needed for the wedding. Still I think as a whole the Country Chic Campaign (save the date cards, programs, RSVP cards, and invitations) turned out beautifully so I wanted to share.

mock up wedding program

Country Chic Wedding Program Mock Up ©2012 alecia goodman to present



























mock up wedding program

Country Chic Wedding Program Mock Up ©2012 alecia goodman to present


Less is More Creed and a Smurf

Well I think I am done. I always reach a point on a drawing where I have to step back and realize if I do too much more I will destroy the beauty I created. Hence the less is more creed, it does hold true more often than not. Still I am not going to hold my breath, I don’t think I could pull off the smurf look. Besides its my customer who makes the final call so I am hoping my customer likes it as much as I do. Once its approved I will sign it and I will post one final update on Renna. I will try to move through my process and provide some tips on drawing a portrait and/or working with this particular media.

baby girl black and white drawing

Portrait Update #8, "Renna" ©2012 alecia goodman to present



I am really excited that I have this portrait almost done. I know I have some more tweaking to do here and there, but it is getting really close. One of my biggest challenges is to make sure I don’t get too much detail going on in her shirt, but enough to show its there and allow the baby to pop.

I am a little sad to be getting ready to saying good bye to this sweet little face and not seeing her beautiful smile as I work daily; so precious. What do you think?

baby girl black and white drawing

Portrait Update #7, "Renna" ©2012 alecia goodman to present

“Oh my goodness you have hair”

So here’s the latest portrait update. I am starting to render in the hair and clothes. I am just awe struck, she is coming to life before my eyes.

baby girl drawing

Portrait Update #6, "Renna" ©2012 alecia goodman to present

Crazy Time, Sharpening Frustrations, & Bracket Madness

Its been a crazy week. I have barely had time to work on my current project til today. I am still excited at where its going. I have to say this drawing is the highlight to my week and of course my new sewing machine. I am still struggling with soft pencils and my sharpener, I think it is sanding one side down more than another… not exactly sure why. So hoping I won’t be needing a new one. If anyone has suggestions it would be much appreciated. I feel like crying when I lose a pencil due to faulty equipment—just so frustrating.

The low note, bracket-wise Wichita State lost…. Sad to say the least. And even Kansas State lost today. The upsets are making things interesting (with so many #2s losing out).

Hope I get some more drawing time in tomorrow.

baby, children drawing

Portrait Update #5, "Renna" ©2012 alecia goodman to present

Highlights and Sandpaper

I can’t believe how much I was able to do this past weekend. Sadly I did have a white charcoal pencil decide to disintegrate, luckily the others are staying solid. I have started trying to use sandpaper on the really soft pencils to get my point, when the pencil sharpener seems like overkill. Overall I think its really starting to come together and you can see her personality coming through. I have included my reference with the portrait update this time.

black and white baby girl drawing with reference

Portrait Update #4, "Renna" ©2012 alecia goodman to present

A Weekend Of Creativity

I am loving this expression, portrait update #3. Having an industrious and creative weekend, plan on knocking out some more today.

drawing black and white on grey

Portrait Update #3, "Renna" ©2012 alecia goodman to present

Shading Begins

Here is the portrait update #2. I think its heading in the right direction since I am getting excited and feeling good about it.

drawing girl

Portrait Update #2 Shading Begins, "Renna" ©2012 alecia goodman to present

Light Sketching

This is the first update for this portrait of a baby girl. To begin I worked a very light sketch, I am hoping it is still legible over the web. Due to the media being a very dark pencil with white highlights I wanted to sketch lightly as not to pose problems later as I start to shade the lightest areas of the drawing. Hope to get even more done this weekend.

sketch of baby girl portrait

Portrait Update #1 Light Sketch, "Renna" ©2012 alecia goodman to present

The Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Award

Oh my gosh what a wonderful surprise I have been  nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award by Mississhippi from Mississhippi’s Madness. Thank you so much for supporting my blog Mississhippi! Mississhippi’s blog is her journey of art projects/techniques, and creativity. Check out her blog!

The acceptance process requires me to provide the following information:

  • Nominate 15 fellow bloggers
  • Inform those bloggers about their nominations
  • Share 7 random things about myself
  • Thank the blogger who nominated me
  • Put the Versatile Blogger Award picture in my post.

Here are 15 bloggers whose blogs I love to visit and who I would like to nominate for this award (in random order) :

1.  Making A Mark

2. BoJo Photo

3.  Penelope Dullaghan

4.  Frog Blog

5. the enigma

6.  That Space In Between

7.  Twisted Sisters

8.  Project 365 by Kenneth


10.  Laine Alpine Photography

11.  Krackass Art

12.  Shumyla Studios

13.  Dream & Vision

14.  nacreousdelights

15.  e11evenshadesofgrey

Now, for seven things about me…

I love detail

Reading is my life long passion

I love playing hooky when I can, crochet.

Family is my center

I have written 3 children’s books that I am working on illustrations for

Although I hate wall paper in my own house, I have designed wall paper

When asked “When are you going to come in out of the rain?” My reply “I like the rain.”

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