Archive for the 'drawing' Category

Finding the Sun

I participate in themed exchanges with a small group of friends. I drew a friend and client this last time. She loves plants and I realized that the sunflower sketch I had done for a possible drawing for my daughter was perfect for her. What is your favorite flower?

Sunflower ink drawing by alecia goodman copyright 2021
“Sunshine” ©2021 alecia goodman to present

#sun, #sunflower, #aleciagoodman, #art, #drawing, #plant, #ink,

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

Inbetween the Lines

Toddler girl kissed by tabby cat pencil drawing by alecia goodman copyright 2021
“Kiss L. & D. Portrait Update 4” ©2021 alecia goodman to present

Earning my stripes this time around. At times it goes really and others it’s painstaking slow. Still I’m loving it and think she’s so darned cute. Did you know artists are sometimes scared of drawing certain things like hands, faces, fur, and even stripes? Personally I love doing these. #portrait, #art, #drawing, #pencil, #girl, #cat, #kiss, #aleciagoodman

Getting Cheeky

Toddler girl kissed by cat pencil drawing by alecia goodman copyright 2021 to present
“Kiss L. & D. Portrait Update 3” ©2021 alecia goodman to present

It’s starting to take on personality. A lot of blocking in coming up next. Is she looking cute or ornery? #portrait, #art, #drawing, #pencil, #girl, #cat, #kiss, #aleciagoodman

Taking Shape

Portrait drawing of toddler being kissed by cat by alecia goodman copyright 2021 to present
“Kiss L. & D. Portrait Update 2” ©2021 alecia goodman to present

It’s taking shape and showing its personality. I’m starting to get excited about it. #portrait, #art, #drawing, #pencil, #girl, #cat, #kiss, #aleciagoodman

Notes Gone Ghibli

“Lunch/Snack Notes Ghibli ” ©2021 alecia goodman to present

Every day for school I try to include a note with my kids lunches and snacks. Sometimes they are a reminder or just a phrase to prompt a smile. Normally I try to do a quick sketch referencing something they’ve watched or are into at the moment. Can you identify all the movies and characters? Or maybe answer a question? #drawing, #aleciagoodman, #Ghibli, #movies, #sketch, #Favorite

Rollercoaster Training Wheels

Inktober Day 31 Crawl ink drawing of train engines and cars by alecia goodman 2020 to present
“Inktober Day 31 Crawl” ©2020 alecia goodman to present

Its time to wrap up this Inktober. I know this year took me a while to finish and even this last one was horribly late too. I really like this one though, it makes me reminisce. Reminds me of an NBAA invitation I designed years ago playing off of planes, trains, and automobiles. Or maybe even from high school waiting for the train to crawl by while I sat in my truck after swim practice.

This past month has been a rollercoaster ride of emotions. I have been struggling with juggling work and being a teacher for my kids’ remote schooling. I’m not a teacher or a counselor or a computer tech person … but I’ve been wearing all of those hats. I feel like we are all just going day by day, some days very much like today only managing with tears, training wheels, and kid gloves. Its been hard, but I know it could be so much worse. Remember crawling might be slow moving, but in the end somehow we’ll get there. I keep reminding myself tomorrow will be better and we’ll get back to our normal, hoping for sooner than later. Stay safe everyone. #Inktober2020, #crawl, #aleciagoodman, #train, #engines, #railroad, #trainingwheels, #pandemic, #school


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