Sunday, May 6, 2012

Drew & Ashley

After 2 months of not posting on the blog, I really feel sorry about putting it aside in trying to adjust to my schedule, juggle with changes, and attending to my other interests in life. But this time, I fulfilling the promise I've made to a relative.
My wife's cousin Ashley is getting married in June 2nd, to an awesome guy Drew. We're going to be attending to their reception of course, but I promised that I'd give them something they can't buy just anywhwere. This will be sent out to them.
Strathmore Bristol Vellum (9"x12")

I haven't done processes in a while so I thought I could do it this time:-
Draft stage
Working from left to right starting from the silhouette and hair.
Shading the face. And I pretty much did the same thing with Ashley afterwards. It took me about maybe 5 hours or more to complete the whole thing. 

I am sorry again for not posting anything for such a long time. Work's been hectic, and perhaps some bigger changes are coming along the way. I'll try to keep everyone updated. Thank you all for your kind comments and your time. Drew and Ashley, CONGRATULATIONS again(I do sound like a broken record ^_^)

24 comments:

  1. Hello Alex, nice to see you back. (what more changes?)
    Your wedding gift is beautiful, I'm sure the happy couple will love it.

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  2. Fabulous!!! Wow, Alex...they are going to absolutely fall over when they see this! Beautifully done!

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  3. I certainly understand how busy you are, and considering that, it's just amazing that you did these portraits and did such a beautiful job. I know they will love them. Take care of yourself! nancy

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  4. I think they will like this more than anything you could have bought. Hope you feel better now that you have got back into some art working.

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  5. Alex this is beautiful. Thanks for sharing
    Kristi

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  6. Alex, fantastic!!! they will love this Im sure, what a fantastic gift and you are right, its not something they can get anywhere else. Dont worry about not finding the time to blog, life is just funny that way at times... Other things eat your time and Im not sure if you feel the same as I do, but it feels like there so much to do and never enough time to do it all.
    Good to see you back thought : )

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    1. Thank you Mari. =)
      I guess I am a little too playful most the time, and greedy when it comes to time, I want more of that :D

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  7. What a wonderfully happy portrait! and one very lucky couple too to receive such a great gift.

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  8. Beautiful, like all of your work, Alex! And a perfect gift, of course.

    Curious about the bigger changes, but of course will have to wait and see what that means.

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  9. great work alex. I cant believe it only took about 5 hours. legend!

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  10. What a lovely gift - something to be treasured for years to come.
    Glad you are able to find time to post - if you can only find time now and again, well, you are giving us quality rather than quantity!

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  11. Well done, I am sure they will thrilled to have this memento.

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  12. I'm sure they will love this drawing of them. It's a fabulous original gift.

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  13. Love your drawing. I think they will be very happy. Good work.

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  14. Magnificent! Thanks for showing us your process too.

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  15. Impressive portrait work, as usual!! That's an awesome gift, very personnal and original. Glad to see your work on your blog again! (I'm commenting only now, as I'm not very regular with blogging either!)

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  16. Welcome back, Alex, and thank you for sharing this extraordinary work that I'm sure will be a wonderful gift for your lucky relatives!

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  17. Hey Alex! I was just about to ask when you were going to update your blog! Haha! Great job, incredible gift!!! I really admire the way you do the hair, i think for me would be the most difficult. Hope to see more!!! :D

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    1. Updating the blog will take a little time for me now unfortunately. Been busy with house hunting and in preparation to move to Houston. Yes, in average I am still moving once a year for 7 years now, which is kinda crazy. When I get my things together, and get comfortable with my new position, with some luck I'd be able to find some time to update the blog and draw something for you guys =) Thank you all for your comments!

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