Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Little Ballet girl 1 completed

Wow! We got some new stuff here. Anyways here's the completed version of the Little Ballet girl 1. Painted on canvas in water colour with a bit of acrylic. Painting is 8.5 x11
Here's the original photo of the little girl. Remember no taking! Seriously No! After all this is someone's loved one and I had the permission to use this image. 
As you can see even zooming in didn't help much with seeing every detail. Especially zooming in on the most important part, the nose. The picture was taken the conventional way. So doing lots of sketches and homing in on the more challenging areas really helped a lot.  See previous posts(click on the pins);📌📌📌

Background was not important to the client and she wanted a light hearted look to the portrait painting so the background was painted in a mono tone style. Various shades of pink. I was more liberal to the colour pallets I used on the little girl. Made it stand out really nice. I also used some of the elements from the original pic mostly just the shape of things and changing them in to a marble table with flowers on it. I also added grass and a nice stone path. I was temped to add other things to the painting but I was a afraid that it would take focus off the main subject. 
I also had to keep in mind that the lighting would be different too from the original picture.   

So in the end the client was very pleased along with her friends. 
I think it turned out very nice over all but as always there's always room for improvements to the next piece. 
Now on to the next commission. 😺

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Classic Tomato Plant 1

New Classic Tomato Plant vector. Based on a photo I took one summer a whole number of years ago of one of my former pet cockatiels. Well what's in the background actually. A beautiful tomato plant in a makeshift pot. I have a more detailed shaded version of this up next. 

And oh yeah I will have the finished painting of the Little ballet girl soon that I completed and gave already to the owner in a little bit. Just have to make it all neat for display. After all no one wants to see what I painted out of the frame lines.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Earlier drawings of the Little ballet girl now uploaded to my Flicker account. You can find the links in my Life drawings section of my personal web site. 
Uploading soon, my completed painting. I'm pretty pleased with it. Hope she like it.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Final drawing Little ballet girl

Been pretty busy with stuff. But anyways here's the finally drawing finished a few weeks ago. 
Assembled and changed some minor things like the angle of the eyes and mouth. Apparently I overlooked that. Then traced it on to canvas. Currently working on the background which will mostly be in monotone pinks. Just hope the recipient will be pleased with the results. 


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Little Ballet Girl part2

Some polished drawings completed last weekend based on the conte sketches I made earlier. But since then I have taken those drawings and made a final with a few more changes of course. Some parts of these drawings I ended up not using after all. 

Previous postings.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Little Ballet Girl conte drawings

Its official. I got the a commission to do a portrait. And not just one, but two. Its of a little great grand daughter in a ballet pose at a wedding. Background optional, but I think its nice to have at least a bit of a background of some kind. I'll just painted it in light so that she's not floating in the air.
I already started the drawings on the first one several weeks ago, finished the second phase drawings a few days ago. (Those are more detailed drawings.) The final, going to finish those soon and then of course transferring the image onto a flat canvas for painting. I decided to show the original pic together with the finished painting at the end. Over all of course I have permission to show from the owner which is a rare occurrence these days. 

The following are conte drawings. A series a rough drawings to show and figure out how the body should look and all that. To keep that looseness so that your drawings won't look stiff. I'm sure you've seen those. I could have just traced those but then you're then just neglecting yourself an opportunity for growth. 

I drew heads mostly since I really had a hard time seeing the details on the little photo I was given. Yes I enlarged it but it was still difficult to see. As for that adult head, well I was a bit off the path there and it didn't look like a kid's head and so you know. ;) 
The same problem with the hands. At first to me it looked like she was holding on to her dress but was actually just in the air as she twirled in place. Another difficult to see situation if you don't take a more careful look. As for the body, I only did a few drawings of those and had pretty much figured out how I wanted it to look. 

The best drawings will be preserved on a online photo album. That I still have to update as well since there are a few problems with it. 

Till next time. :)

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Some updated links and commission?

Updated some links in my clips section of Traditional Animation. Also coming soon, some new vector graphics based on my backyard tomatoes.
Also I might have gotten a possible commission to do a portrait painting of a little girl in a ballet pose. 
Stay tuned. ;)