Archive for the 'portrait' Category

Under Pressure

Inktober Day nine Pressure ink drawing of glaring American Indian guy with headband and glasses by Alecia Goodman copyright 2021 to present goodman to present
“Inktober Day 9 Pressure” ©2021 alecia goodman to present

Yes, I’m way behind…but plan on getting it done. This past month has been hard emotionally and super busy. I’m hoping things slow down and my heart can rest and recover from losing a friend. It hit me hard and dealing with other pressures it hit close to home. A lot of people are dealing with mental issues right now. Before anything else remember to be kind. You don’t want to hold on to the pressure of what ifs.

Sometimes I draw friends with their permission of course. I wish it looked a little closer to my friend. I didn’t want to do too much though and mess it up. Thankfully my kids recognized him. He might look a little scary, but he’s really just a teddy bear at heart. Still probably a good idea to stay on his good side. I hope my friend thinks its close enough. #Inktober, #art, #pressure, #American, #Indian, #glare, #man, #glasses, #bandana, #aleciagoodman, #drawing, #ink

I Spy With My Little Eye

Inktober Day 8 watch ink drawing of boy wearing sunglasses and leather jacket by alecia goodman copyright 2021 to present
“Inktober Day 8 Watch” ©2021 alecia goodman to present

This was a hard one to figure out what to draw. I really liked the idea of someone spying or watch-ing. My son’s been into this cool look lately. What does Watch make you think of? #Inktober, #watch, #boy, #sunglasses, #leather, #jacket, #inktober2021, #aleciagoodman

Bad Hair Day or Channeling Your Inner Lizard

Inktober Day 7 Fan ink drawing of chicken with crazy feathers by alecia goodman copyright 2021 to present
“Inktober Day 7 Fan” ©2021 alecia goodman to present

Way behind and working on catching up…Sadly, sometimes adulting takes all my time. For Day 7 Fan I wanted to do something a little different than your conventional fan. What do you think too much of a stretch or nailed it? #Inktober, #Fan, #chicken, #ink, #art, #drawing, #feathers, #aleciagoodman

A Goddess Within

Inktober Day 5 Spirit ink drawing of aggressive girl in wonder woman costume by alecia goodman copyright 2021 to present
“Inktober Day 6 Spirit” ©2021 alecia goodman to present

I love the spirit my daughter has especially when she’s Wonder Woman. It’s the one costume that has to be replaced as she grows. Definitely a warrior princess. #Inktober2021, #Inktober, #spirit, #wonderwoman, #costume, #ink, #art, #drawing, #aleciagoodman,

Contrasting Ideas

“Inktober Day 1 Crystal” ©2021 alecia goodman to present

It’s the first day and I already started overdoing it. I do like the hard and soft contrasts…especially the human softness and the hard crystalline forms. Her profile is amazing, makes me think of characters from the show “Face-off” or even “Doctor Who.” What would you like to see this time around? #Inktober2021, #art, #crystal, #humanoid, #fantasy, #ink, #sci-fi, #drawing

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


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