Friday, December 27, 2013

Carol

In February 2009, when this art blog was still dormant, and when I was still active in a joint-blog called Rainbowbox (which is now dormant), I sketched a new friend I had made named Carol. During that time, I was not into portraits yet, and most of my drawings were rather manga style. And then in March 2009, I started experimenting with portraits and drawing faces a little more seriously. I sketched my Carol again, and it was the 3rd time I drew portraits, and they were all in larger sizes (bigger than 8 x 5").
Now in 2013, I thought it'd be fun drawing drawing her again but in miniature sizes with different expressions :)
Pencil and marker on Moleskine Sketchbook (5.5x3.5")

And I just realized that I've been doing portraits for more than 4½ years now. 
Happy New Year!

9 comments:

  1. Been following your blog now for 3+ years and I have always enjoyed your portrait drawings and drawing style. This one of Carol is brilliant, just love the layout of it. Great piece Alex!!! Hope you had a great Christmas and Happy New Years to you as well!!!!!

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    1. Awwww Mari, thank you for all these years of support. Your comments are always so uplifting and encouraging, which makes a lot of these possible. I hope you had an awesome Christmas and a great New Year too :)

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  2. Original idea for a portrait, I like it!

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    1. Thanks Cathy, =) Glad you approve.

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  3. I remember Rainbowbox but if it was a joint blog you were the only one I ever saw on it. You have more relatives you haven't seen than anyone I don't know. This is a really neat arrangement for a portrait. Happy new year!

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    1. Hahahaha! Dan, you caught me there. It's one of the drawbacks of being far away from home, and also the magic of internet and social networking ;)
      Happy New Year to you as well!

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  4. I'm with the others in that I love the originality of your lay out here. And the expressions you've portrayed in them are so interesting and fun. Wonderful page! PS Thanks for missing me. I've been missing everyone too. It was always sitting in the back of my head that I should go see what my friends are up to! Hope you have a wonderful New Year's! And congrats on the house!

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  5. Thanks Raena :) Yeah..Carol has got many 'faces' that's why I thought it's interesting.
    I was on and off most the time trying to get my life together..hopefully when my study/workstation at the house is properly set up, I'll be able to use that work space to draw at home again.

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  6. I love the way you collaged the different expressions together. Beautifully done as always!

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