Saturday, March 2, 2013

Kay

Doodling is fun :) I think my last post said a lot even though I didn't realize it. But I do like to draw faces, especially cute ones. So I browsed around Facebook, looking at my friends' profile pictures. (And we all know people love taking pictures of their kids and use them as their profile pictures, the kids of course haven't the slightest clue what's really going on)

This is Kay. She's one of my friends' baby girl. I haven't met her before but I am sure she's super adorable. I've also decided to show the process(plus the time I took for each process) and hopefully it'll be useful or interesting for those who are wondering how I did this. Total time : 2 hours.
(Pencil on Moleskine Sketchbook 5.5 x 3.5")
Final product. Background and details on clothing. (30 mins)
Initial drafting with light strokes, working on the right proportion. (15 mins)
Worked on her eyes. Shading from left to right (because I am right-handed). This to me is probably the most delicate step as it determined how the light falls on her. (50 mins)
Worked on her hair. (25 mins)

I hope you guys enjoyed the process. It's definitely fun for me to draw her, and perhaps I'll be lucky enough to meet this adorable girl in person when I return home to visit my family later this year. I'd like to thanks her parents for allowing me to draw her, and everyone else for dropping by and leaving comments.

26 comments:

  1. I loved seeing your process, this portrait is gorgeus!

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    1. Thanks Cathy :) I am glad you enjoyed it ^^

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  2. Yes, fantastic portrait and it was great to see your process. Quick working too!
    Stew.

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  3. Very cool, thanks for sharing and explaining how you create such wonderful drawings :-)

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  4. Thanks for sharing the walk through I always enjoy seeing art come to life.

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    1. I wish I have that patience to stop and take pictures in steps :)
      You're very welcome Mary

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  5. ALL of your work is amazing

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  6. Wonderful portrait Alex! The expression on the face, the shading, the light on the hair, all the technical accuracy - everything.

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    1. Thank you Jane for noticing all the bits ^^

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  7. It's fabulous! I have to admit though that when you said it would be a fast drawing I was expecting something done in minutes, not hours, haha!

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    1. Hahahaha, the ones done in minutes are classified as doodles for me ^^

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  8. Hey, everyone, take a look at the bounce reflection on the undersides of her eyeballs. That's what gives her that magic, very real appearance. Good on ya, Alex!

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  9. Thanks for presenting the process. Cute child.

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    1. The best thing is that I'll get to meet her in about 6 months time

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  10. Love it, its always great to see how others do their artwork, and she's so super cute and those eyes, oh boy so full life.

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    1. You're always so kind with your comments Mari :) Thank you.

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  11. You are so good at drawing children!! I have a niece I want to draw and have been delaying because for me children are so tough! Now, though I have the process. Nothing to it. ;)

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    1. Can't wait to see your take on drawing kids. :) And we all know you're an expert in capturing the vital stuff

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  12. What a sweet portrait ! You captured her expression with so much tenderness ! A huge bravo, Alex !!

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  13. This is adorable! I love her big eyes and the expression on her face. You are a very talented Alex..

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    1. Thank you Yvonne. :) Glad you like it.

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