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Posts Tagged 'pastels'

Mine, Blanket…WIP

My current work in progress, broke out my pastels.

My Blankie

“My Blankie” work in progress ©2017 alecia goodman to present

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Marco Polo, Found You Cole

And here we go… As long as my customer loves this it is finished. I had a difficult time figuring out the right amount of detail, color (muted versus not), and how much to include of the sofa over all to not take away from Cole. He is just too beautiful, did not want to destroy the focal point with too much background. What do you think?

 

“Cole”, portrait update 7 ©2013 alecia goodman to present

“Cole”, portrait update 7 cropped ©2013 alecia goodman to present

“Cole”, portrait update 7 ©2013 alecia goodman to present

“Cole”, portrait update 7 ©2013 alecia goodman to present

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?

dog portait

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

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


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