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?

portrait drawing dogs

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

Down the Pipes

Here is the t-shirt graphic I worked on recently. Although it turned out brilliantly and the customer loved it… it just wasn’t appropriate for them.

Plumbing Graphic Shirt Art

Haiti Plumbing Graphic Shirt Art ©2014 alecia goodman to present

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?

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“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

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


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