Archive for May, 2021

Saying Goodbye to Chubby Cheeks

Pencil drawing by alecia goodman copyright 2021 to present of toddler girl in striped dress being kissed by gray tabby cat
“Kiss L. & D. Final Portrait” ©2021 alecia goodman to present

It’s hard saying goodbye to these adorable chubby cheeks and fur baby. I loved getting to work on these two and seeing them emerge from the blank canvas. I enjoyed talking with the client and sending them updates too. Now I can’t wait to hear the reaction when this drawing is gifted. Maybe I should do a couple of portraits of my own two as toddlers … back to editing for a bit. #portrait, #art, #drawing, #pencil, #girl, #cat, #kiss, #pet, #aleciagoodman

Fighting Fur

Pencil drawing by alecia goodman copyright 2021 to present of toddler girl kissed by gray tabby cat
“Kiss L. & D. Portrait Update 7” ©2021 alecia goodman to present

Tackling fur in shading can be tricky business, mainly when trying to make it as realistic as possible. I’m excited as it’s getting so close to being done. As I’m in the finishing stretch, her chubby cheeks which are so cute remind me that my own kids are growing too fast. Hard to believe my nephew is graduating, and my son is a year and a half away to being a teenager, and my daughter is hitting a growth spurt. It goes so fast.  #portrait, #art, #drawing, #pencil, #girl, #cat, #kiss, #pet, #aleciagoodman

Dressing a Toddler

Pencil drawing by alecia goodman copyright 2021 to present of toddler girl in striped dress getting kissed by gray tabby cat
“Kiss L. & D. Portrait Update 6” ©2021 alecia goodman to present

I love how this is shaping up once I dressed this cute toddler. Stripes can be tricky, but the folds in the fabric really push the image’s depth. Up next is the kitty…do you have a special first pet? I will always remember our Doberman named Bo Jangles, Bo for short. #portrait, #art, #drawing, #pencil, #girl, #cat, #kiss, #pet, #aleciagoodman

Earning My Stripes

Pencil drawing portrait toddler girl being kissed by tabby cat copyright 2021 by alecia goodman to present
“Kiss L. & D. Portrait Update 5” ©2021 alecia goodman to present

Just working away … The stripes and folds in the fabric are really taking shape. The highlights and shadows are starting to make more sense and pop. Being a toddler with her round face makes me realize how much my own babies have changed too. #portrait, #art, #drawing, #pencil, #girl, #cat, #kiss, #aleciagoodman


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