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Posts Tagged 'photography'

Cover Sneak Peek

I’m excited about the book I’ve been working on for https://www.facebook.com/nicoleseaveyauthor/ What do you think of the cover?

Minor Indiscretions by Nicole Seavey Book Cover designed alecia goodman

“Minor Indiscretions by Nicole Seavey, Cover Design” ©2018 alecia goodman to present

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Heart Break Charlie, Strong Bond of Family

charcoal dog portrait drawing

“Charlie”, portrait ©2014 alecia goodman to present

Not too long ago I had a blonde haired blue eyed baby boy. We went to a play group at the local hospital here. We met some wonderful moms and dads… making many friends for life. One of these moms, Sarah, let me be part of a super secret Christmas present for her husband. It was a portrait of their fur baby Charlie, a beautiful lab and so sweet too. I finished the portrait and was ready to ship it to her as they had moved, miss them terribly. I was heart broken and sad to find out Charlie wasn’t doing very well at all. As requested I held on to the portrait for an additional week while the family said their good byes. Thank you for letting me create this portrait for you. Media gray paper and charcoal pencil

I submitted this to Illustration Friday for the category of “Strong”. I believe there are strong bonds of family between friends and fur babies.

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

 

A Light Goes Out, With a TWIRL.

Boxer portrait

"Zeus", final portrait update ©2012 alecia goodman to present

I know its a bit of a stretch for Illustration Friday’s “Twirl”… Still if I think about the idea twirl, I think of how many times I have twirled pencils to continually create a sharp point. I overcame a lighting issue in my studio. Frustrating how reliant I am on bulbs etc. This beautiful dog, Zeus is now completed… YEAH!!! Of course I am still awaiting approval from the client. Let me know what you think everyone.

The portrait was approved… Now I am definitely “TWIRLING” in a happy dance.

Almost There…The Sistine Chapel

As I get closer on this portrait to the finish, I keep thinking, I wonder how Michelangelo felt as he tackled the Sistine Chapel. My current portrait is an 11″ x 14″ pastel drawing (no where near the level of difficulty or scope of Michelangelo, a master). His canvas was a ceiling of an entire chapel (take a virtual tour). I just imagine his relief and wonder at what he was able to accomplish. It would be interesting to ask him questions at the beginning, middle and the end… how much would those answers of changed. Just a thought.

Here is my update of Zeus. He is coming together beautifully. I am still tackling his wrinkles, so much detail in blacks and grays. Its a challenge and yes, at times I get a bit nervous (am I doing it right?)… I think the end results will speak for themselves. Hoping to deliver by Wednesday of next week.

blog board boxer drawing

Zeus update 1-11-12 ©2012 alecia goodman to present

Validation

Validation is short film that I watched not too long ago in a staff meeting where I used to work. I love the deeper meaning and the idea…

Validation – Short Film (16 min)


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