Posts Tagged 'drawings'



So Close, Background Yes or No?

So close. Cole is almost finished. Thank goodness, I worry this one has taken longer than it should. Partly because of the detail and also because of my shortage of time with a new baby. Hopefully I can finish this weekend. Now for the big question, does it need some information of the background? If yes than I am thinking a dulled brown or gray to bring in the arm of the chair that would help place Cole. What do you think?

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“Cole”, portrait update 6 ©2013 alecia goodman to present

IF – “Explore”-ing Shadows

Illustration Friday’s topic this week is explore. Right now I truly feel like that is what I am doing with this portrait, exploring. My reference photos are extremely dark and a lot of information seems to be missing on one side of the face. So yes, I am truly exploring and inferring information as I go. Its a challenge for sure, at times a bit of a struggle too. How do you think its going? When its challenging I tend to need some encouragement. Thank you.

First picture is update before started to day and second is where I had to finish.

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#2 Portrait Update, “Rudie” ©2012 alecia goodman to present

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#3 Portrait Update, “Rudie” ©2012 alecia goodman to present

A Fur Ball With Character

Here is my latest portrait just started. Here is Rudie, a fur ball with character. This one is a bit tricky too, since I am missing alot of information on half the face. So I am doing some guess work based off of other reference pictures and inferring from the other more detailed side of the face. I love challenges, but some times I am a glutton for punishment. Wish me luck.

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First Portrait Update, “Rudie” ©2012 alecia goodman to present

IF – Zoom

This is a stretch I know for Illustration Friday. This week’s topic is “zoom”. Portrait wise I zoomed through this one. Its possibly one of the fastest portraits I have done, YEAH!!! In total about 15 hours or so (still need to get better at tracking my time too), I know I need to get faster and continually working toward being so, but still keeping the detail.

Its done, its done….

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Final Portrait Update, “Razberrie” ©2012 alecia goodman to present

drawing dog pastel painting

Portrait Update #3, “Razberrie” ©2012 alecia goodman to present

 

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Portrait Update #2, “Razberrie” ©2012 alecia goodman to present

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Portrait Update #1, “Razberrie” ©2012 alecia goodman to present

Ready, Set, Go… Monster Break!

Its amazing what I can get done without my little monster under foot. Update #3, This portrait is moving right along, hope to be done really soon. Ever so grateful for the short break and said little monster got to have grandparent time.

drawing dog pastel painting

Portrait Update #3, “Razberrie” ©2012 alecia goodman to present

Nobody Nose

Update #2, finally… this week has been a doozie and a half. Hoping that next week is better that’s for sure.

dog pastel drawing portrait

Portrait Update #2, “Razberrie” ©2012 alecia goodman to present

 

Puppy Dog Eyes… Awe!

So here’s the start to my newest portrait, Razberrie… isn’t she just a sweetheart. I am really excited, this is just the first of 3 portraits I will be doing (another puppy and a cat). Let me know if you like where its going.

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Portrait Update #1, “Razberrie” ©2012 alecia goodman to present

Swirlies Saving Dates

First I want to apologize for my hiatus. We have had 3 weddings in the last month, which has taken a bit of weekend time. Also my toddler is fighting naps and the impossible quest of potty training. Hoping to get back on track with my art and working on a tutorial to start trying to do my drawings digitally with my Wacom (the tutorial is through Lynda.com and is the Mastering Brushes for Corel Painter 11).

Recently I was asked by 2 friends that I love to design the graphics for their Save the Date card/magnet. So what do you think? I was able to use the beautiful typography (originally designed for Country Chic only a bit different) this time. It has a different feel with the colors, graphics, and picture. This color combination worked so well, especially with the picture and graphics.

Save the date card

Amanda Beyers & Nate Gladfelter Save The Date Card ©2012 alecia goodman to present

Chimpanzee #2, the cute face

The Genus for a Chimpanzee is Pan. Which is also the name for the mythic faerie figure who protects nature most often pictured playing a flute.

I am making some progress. His personality is really starting to come through.

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Portrait update #2, “Chimpanzee, Monkey Business” ©2012 alecia goodman to present

 

Monkeying around with a Chimpanzee

This cute little guy is about 2, my monkey and him see to have a lot in common. I have been so busy haven’t done a personal piece for a bit unless you call P.G. personal since it was a gift. I have started this little guy 4 times though. I was really excited about some Derwent Tinted Charcoal I picked up this week. So far I am not thrilled with it hence the 3 previous drawings. Sad I know, so to keep a possible artist’s block from hitting me square in the face I am moving on to charcoal, Generals (the orange ones). I have another idea for this chimpanzee, pastels hmmm… we will have to see when I can work that one in.

Here’s my start, the fourth one… hope to get more done tonight.

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Portrait update, “Chimpanzee, Monkey Business” ©2012 alecia goodman to present


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