Posts Tagged 'baby'

Birdwatching

Sketch snail bird

“Snaptor the Snail Bird” Work In Progress ©2017 alecia goodman to present

Do you like birds? What about a snail bird, named Snaptor? Combining two very different animals to create a whole new species. Baby birds can seem reptilian and ugly, but I think this fella is kind of cute.

For now I’m going to be sharing sketches, followed by final drawings once finished.

Fantastic Fox

Pencil sketch shy fox

“Bashful Fox” ©2016 alecia goodman to present

Foxes have been tricksters in stories for a very long time. How many of us as kids read Roald Dahl’s “The Fantastic Mr. Fox”? I loved his books especially Witches, James and the Giant Peach, and Gremlins. This particular fox, I’ve been told by my kids it’s a baby, is rather shy. I know that Inktober is over, but I think this guy may just need to be inked. What do you think? And Inktober has spurred other sketches and commissions too.

Final Inktober Day 31 Dragon

Ink drawing dragon

“Inktober Day 31 Dragon” ©2016 alecia goodman to present

Inktober Day 31 Dragon, my final drawing for this October is actually a baby dragon. My son is going to love this one. He’s been wanting me to draw a dragon badly. Happy Halloween! #inktober2016 #drawlloween2016

Remembering Cole, RIP

My dear friend had to say good bye to her fur baby Cole yesterday. My heart aches for her, he was such a sweet lovable dog. Thankful I was able to create this beautiful portrait.

“Cole”, portrait  ©2013 alecia goodman to present

“Cole”, portrait ©2013 alecia goodman to present

Houdini explained, Hello 2014

Hello everyone its been a while I know. This last year, 2013, was an emotional roller coaster ride of really good and really bad.

We welcomed our new baby girl, Imogen. It has been quite the ride with a newborn. Trying to learn her schedule, she is so different from our first.

baby Imogen Goodman

Imogen Newborn, photography by Baby Bloom Photography

Sadly though we had to say good bye to a very dear friend, of whom I went to college with, Jaime Peterman. My heart has been thoroughly shattered. My friend taught me how to sew. We took on making our own fairy coats, one of my first projects. Being inspired by Katwise and Enlightened Platypus, very beautiful coats from recycled sweaters. Ours were done with Goodwill sweaters/coats and fleece. I should clarify that we did not follow any pattern and came up with our coats on our own. Jaime was an amazing color wizard. She had the most colorful sparkling spirit and I miss her so much.

SteampunkDay_wJaimeLottPeterman

Steampunk Day (Cowtown photography), Wichita Kansas

Being in an emotional funk I took a break from creating and focused on being healthy, taking care of myself and my family. It was hard to want to create when I was just sad or overwhelmed with emotion. Luckily this pregnancy went so much better than the first. No high blood pressure and no pre-eclampsia, and she wasn’t full breech either. My swelling was normal not to the extreme either.

Jaime FairyCoat

Jaime’s Butterfly Fairy Coat, photography by Alecia Goodman

MyFairyCoat

Alecia’s Woodland Fairy Coat, photography by Jaime Peterman

I hope that 2014 holds many wonderful surprises for me and my family.

Chimpanzee #2, the cute face

The Genus for a Chimpanzee is Pan. Which is also the name for the mythic faerie figure who protects nature most often pictured playing a flute.

I am making some progress. His personality is really starting to come through.

drawing update chimpanzee

Portrait update #2, “Chimpanzee, Monkey Business” ©2012 alecia goodman to present

 

Monkeying around with a Chimpanzee

This cute little guy is about 2, my monkey and him see to have a lot in common. I have been so busy haven’t done a personal piece for a bit unless you call P.G. personal since it was a gift. I have started this little guy 4 times though. I was really excited about some Derwent Tinted Charcoal I picked up this week. So far I am not thrilled with it hence the 3 previous drawings. Sad I know, so to keep a possible artist’s block from hitting me square in the face I am moving on to charcoal, Generals (the orange ones). I have another idea for this chimpanzee, pastels hmmm… we will have to see when I can work that one in.

Here’s my start, the fourth one… hope to get more done tonight.

chimpanzee drawing charcoal

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


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