Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas portrait of a little girl required inventing clothing

Is she cute or what?!?

I did a pencil portrait of this little girl's older sister (at around the same age) a few years ago. The portraits are gifts for the little girls' grandmother. The client wanted a portrait of her second daughter for a Christmas gift that would sort of 'match' the previous portrait.

I invented the clothing, and the finished portrait is below. It is all graphite pencil, except I used black Pygma Micron pen for her pupils. I'm sorry this digital photo of the artwork doesn't really do it justice, but it came out really nice and sweet on 11"x14" Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper.

I think her pencil portrait gives her a Kewpie doll look - my client didn't know what a Kewpie doll was (wow that made me feel old)....I never had a Kewpie doll, but maybe I just notice and remember design stuff. I think Kewpie dolls are cute.

2 comments:

Susie said...

I love your drawings! The little girls are precious! I love the way you made their eyes just pop!

Fiona said...

Wow love your work. Love the baby portrait.

 

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