Posts Tagged 'fine art'



50 Shades of Black

Finally my household is recovering from being ill. Nothing like having a  small child that shares any and every bug with the whole family. The good news is I am finally getting back to work. The baby is slowly figuring out her own schedule… yeah for sleeping. Still not there but working towards it. Cole is beginning to pop with contrasts. Since I am starting to lay in the black. It always amazes me how many shades of black are in a black dog and this one is no exception. In fact he has some rather unique fur. Hoping I am bringing out those details (not the best photo). What do you think?

dog drawing

“Cole”, portrait update 5 ©2013 alecia goodman to present

 

Don’t Give Me Those Puppy Dog Eyes.

I love the expression on Cole’s face. He is just so sweet… reminds me of a lap dog or puppy, though he is really pretty big dog. I have started working in the shadows and highlights. Its a bit tricky to figure out some of the texture. Soon I should be able to start working in some of the background to give his position more context.

dog drawing update

“Cole”, portrait update 3 ©2013 alecia goodman to present

“Cole”, portrait update 4 ©2013 alecia goodman to present

“Cole”, portrait update 4 ©2013 alecia goodman to present

IF – Glow, “Glowing Spirit”

I am always amazed when I come to the close of a portrait. The spirit or personality of a piece takes life and well to put it simply, glows. This is Rudie, and if my client agrees I do believe our journey together through shadows is over. What do you think?

Warm grey Canson Mi Tientes, Pastel Pencils…

dog drawing painting

#4 Portrait Update, “Rudie” ©2012 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.

drawing dog pastel painting

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

dog drawing pastel painting

#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.

dog painting portrait

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….

drawing painting dog

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

drawing dog pastel painting

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

 

dog pastel drawing portrait

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

dog drawing pastel

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

Personality Popping Finish?

Update #4 Razberrie… I really like how her personality just pops, and her eyes truly hold you. I think I have reached the point where I am done, except for gracing it with my signature. Hoping my customer feels the same.

drawing painting dog

Portrait Update #4, “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

 

Mubusu #4, Pushing Onward Slowly

Here update #4 for Mubusu, two year old chimpanzee at our local zoo, he is still coming along at a slower pace than I would like. I want apologize for how long this is taking. I have been struggling with issues from my hand injury from the car accident a year ago or so. And more graphic design and yarn commissions (Ewoks, Houndstooth, Slouchies).

On other fronts keep your eye out for some more furry friend portraits another fluffy kitty and two dogs. YEAH!!!

black and white charcoal chimpanzee drawing

Portrait update #4, “Chimpanzee, Monkey Business” ©2012 alecia goodman to present


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