And this is such a cute little face that I just couldn’t refuse. The other portrait was *supposed* to be my last one drawn in Estonia, but I just had to LOL
I left off the branding of the Kinder Egg because I didn’t want anything taking away from those big dark eyes!
Because of our impending move, it took me MUCH longer than it should have. I think about a week while working on it a little each day. I can’t remember exactly how long each day.
The person who commissioned this is giving it as a gift to someone else, so I certainly hope they don’t see this post haha!
I still remember when I heard the news of his passing. It was heartbreaking. His music did a lot for me. I wanted to make sure I had the skills to draw him before I tackled this portrait. I certainly hope I did him justice.
I will forever be a fan of Alice in Chains.
I think my favorite part of this drawing was all of those curls! I don’t think I have ever had that much fun drawing hair lol
So to start off with, I couldn’t complete my collection without including Peter Steele. I miss this guy… I still have his music running through my daily playlist.
Commission piece for a local collector. This one was pretty tough. I found out that my new glasses work EXTREMELY well, so I could see the flaws even in the paper grains… Due to that fact alone, it took me a bit longer than other portraits since I was being pretty damned nit-picky. However, I think it worked out in the end!
Since my first ballerina drawing, I wanted to do another. The posture and skin shading was well worth doing again. I thought of trying to go a more traditional route (on a stage), but my pencils said otherwise. There was a LOT of erasing when it came time to do the background portions, but it turned out alright in the end.
This was the final artwork for 2017. The signature was placed 4 hours before midnight. This piece wrapped up a pretty creative year. The holiday was extremely hectic, so I was only just now able to post it.
Drawing animals makes me nervous! I had to start this one over, because something was just off… I couldn’t put my finger on what it was, but I knew something wasn’t right. And if I am not satisfied, I can’t see how a client would be satisfied. So, I did what any rational person would do. I got aggravated and tore it up. I sure felt better afterward, though!
I rarely do more than one portrait per work, because I am a chicken-shit… I always worry that I am going to screw up the proportions on one face and have to trash the others. I think it worked out ok, though.
Reference: A photo sent to me from the early-to-mid-40’s.
This drawing will not be included in the book, as it stands. More information on that later.
Remember, now is the time to get those Holiday orders in! If you don’t have the budget for an original work, I have plenty of prints for you to choose from.