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Moving Pains & the Little Big Project

Recently we moved house… not something I recommend for the faint of heart. I love our new house and I also have my very own room for my studio with a view. Its wonderful. Right before the move I was commissioned for a challenging project. 2 dogs on a 8 x 10, black and white charcoal. It was tricky as the original photograph was low resolution. The portrait was a surprise so I have had to keep this one on the down low until it was revealed. It turned out amazing and I am so thrilled that my customers loved it especially since it was for someone I have known all my life. I will work on posting from beginning to finish so that you can see the process. What do you think of Sugar Babe and Bentley?

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“Sugar Babe and Bentley”, final portrait ©2013 alecia goodman to present

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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

New Set Up in Search of Gold

This is my new project, a portrait of Cole. Just started of course so I am a bit anxious. I have a new table and set up. It took a while to get everything back into working order. Very excited to see how he turns out. I am looking forward to gold, the beauty at the finish. Hopefully this brings a smile to his mama’s face.

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“Cole”, portrait update 1 ©2013 alecia goodman to present

Portrait update Cole

“Cole”, portrait update 2 ©2013 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

dog drawing pastel

Portrait Update #1, “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

Mubusu #3, Made it Out of the Rabbit Hole

Its been quite a busy summer, with trips, and commissions (mainly graphic design and hats). I finally emerged from my metaphorical rabbit hole and to find my drawing board, which I sorely missed. Here is the latest update for Mubusu, two year old chimpanzee, it is coming along though I wish it was faster. He is still up to a toddler’s antics, I am lucky enough to visit him regularly. Since its been a while I hope that I am still working the same on the piece as earlier in the project.

Mubusu Chimpanzee Portrait Drawing

Portrait update #3, “Chimpanzee, Monkey Business” ©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


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