Friday, April 29, 2011

Portrait of Alex

Not this is not me. She's a daughter of one of my co-workers and I just found out later that her name's Alex too. I was asked to do a portrait of her and I thought I'd like to use it as to test the print quality of a local print shop. I will find it out today hopefully and see how it turns out.
(Update: Finally I've made my first portrait sale today, I am totally excited! So is my co-worker. He did say there will be more to come, I can't wait ^^)
 (9x11" Strathmore Bristol Vellum 300lb, Graphite and a bit of ink)
 (The initial stage before I worked on her hair, which was really time consuming)


I apologize for the absence of my posts lately. It's been a really hectic time for me and I do wish that things could get easier. But perhaps from now onwards I'll have a little time and space to do more artwork.

Thank you all so much for your comments. =)

39 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Alex
    You know I'm a fan of your portraits ;-)
    Wishes!

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  2. Wonderful portrait, Alex. But I really thought it was going to be a self-portrait!

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  3. Yep, you tricked me, too! This is a lovely portrait of a lovely girl. I know what you mean about time-consuming hair, but you did a beautiful job with it. nancy

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  4. Hi Alex,

    If this is how your pencils work after you've let them cry for awhile, maybe I should let mine have a good cry. *grin*

    Lovely, as usual, and so nice to "see" you again,

    xoxo

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  5. Oh, my my my...this portrait is simply "divine"! xD

    Nice job capturing the girl in the photo you showed me. Absolutely nailed her!

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  6. Wonderful portrait! Even though SHE wasn't whom I expected to see when I clicked on your link LOL..

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  7. You did a brilliant job of this portrait of "another" Alex!! The expression on her face is coy and so charming!! I hope the prints do this masterpiece justice!!!!

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  8. Beautifully done, Alex. The facial expression is great.

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  9. Oh, you are a trickster. Wonderful, wonderful portrait.

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  10. WOW! Alex, this portrait is fantastic! Wonderfully and sensitively drawn!

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  11. Alex, its great to see you back posting : ) Its a really good portrait and I like how you added just a touch of colour to it and left everything else, it just gives that extra punch to it. The hair is wonderful and so is her eyes.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments, I know I have been bad with answering back, just so darn busy around here. But thank you so much, they mean a lot : )

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  12. This is lovely Alex, especially her hair!

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  13. Time well spent. Simply a lovely portrait.

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  14. This is a great portrait, Alex. Very lifelike, yet expressive. I think it really shows her personality.

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  15. Wonderful portrait. The result was worth every minute spent on the hair.

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  16. This is a beautiful portrait, I'm impressed by your skill in giving life to your subjects!

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  17. Very nice! Continued success!

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  18. Beautiful portrait, Alex! (You had me fooled--I was expecting a self-portrait!) Nice to visit your blog again. I wish you well on your job and hope you have more time for art soon, but life has its seasons...and the season for art will always be waiting for you.

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  19. I'm such a fan of your style & work. Lovely! Nice job! I do understand about hearing your pencils crying. It is such a sad sound.

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  20. Great drawing! You really captured her personality!

    I hope to see more drawings soon!

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  21. Nice work Alex! Love that splash of colour on the t-shirt too.

    Sue

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  22. Super nice work! Too bad you can't earn a large enough salary with your drawing but I have a feeling the income would be far below the job you have now. Life isn't fair too often. How's your new kitty doing?

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  23. Alex, I'm thrilled for you. Way to go! I can't wait to see what you do next,

    xoxo

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  24. Congratulations on making the sale. I find that creating art that others enjoy is very gratifying, but when someone likes it enough to buy, then that's a bonus. Hope you get many more commissions for your awesome work.

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  25. Alex, huge congrats on the sale!

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  26. Sorry to be so tardy responding to this posting Alex...but VERY nice portrait! She looks quite fetching. I'm also a huge fan of your portrait work. You do such a great job. :-)

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  27. Alex, congratulations, so great!

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  28. Terrific job ,Alex! Congratulations on the sale - bet there are going to be many more.....

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  29. Congrats on selling your lovely portait. Nice to have that validation I would imagine.

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  30. This is just too cool, Alex!! GOOD news; I know you must be soooooo excited. HUGE congratulations, my friend!!

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  31. Congratulations on the commision Alex!! Thanks for your comments.

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  32. that's an excellent portrait. I cant believe you haven't sold more. WHat I like is that its not a traditional angle/view you would use for a portrait. Lots of warmth in it.
    meegan

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  33. Great job on the portrait! No wonder they were pleased!

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  34. great portrait! And congrats on the sale! You deserve more kudos!

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  35. Well, well, well, you are looking much better these days. Oh - not you. Aw well. Beautiful portrait - so well done, much character. Congrats on the sale! No surprise here.

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  36. I'm not even brave enough to TRY to do portraits. You are so clever.

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  37. It's beautiful, Alex. And congratulations on the sale! May it be the start of something grand.

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