Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Acey & Maggie (for JKPP)

Thought I try using colored pencils for this latest portrait...and I realized why they never come out of the box. Here's the progression:


I should have left her face alone at this point, but I ended up overworking it a bit:


The dog came out great though!


Too lazy to put much effort into the background:


See Acey & Maggie bigger over on my flickrstream. And check out all the other wonderful portraits done for Julia Kay's Portrait Party here.

7 comments:

Alex said...

It's so interesting to see the work-in-progress of other people, and I know I do it very often, but when you actually look at other people's work, it makes you appreciate the steps and the finished drawing so much more. I also understand why people say that sometimes an not-quite-finished art looks really nice because it provides room for imagination and all.. no constraint, and not confined, in this case...you could totally see the differences from one step to another, and I absolutely adore the one before the final piece, without the background =)

Frank said...

Your rendition of the girl's hands is so good.

Sandra said...

Nice piece. The dog is just enough background design.

EscapeHatch said...

Thanks everyone. And Alex...now that you mention it I wish I could take out the background. I like the second to last one better too!

raena said...

I think it is excellent! I really like the dog, but I think you did great on the girl too. I do like the second to last one, but the final piece is still great.

Janene said...

Very well done! I like the girl's expression and the dog is great. I have trouble knowing when to stop too but it all is a learning process.

Ramires said...

wonderful