Thursday, May 14, 2009

Finally got around to finishing this!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Here's an update on Adam, still quite a bit to do.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

I started on a portrait of Adam, our second son, this weekend. Here are the first two days work. I know it's not much to look at so far, Adam looks funny with one eye more finished than the other!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Almost done, I'll set this aside for a few days and see if any corrections jump out at me.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Here's todays update, still not done.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I put in a couple more hours on this before calling it a night.

I worked on Michaels portrait for most of today. I still have a long ways to go. Feature wise I can see that the eyes and nose need a bit of adjusting, they're not quite right yet. I'll adjust them as I continue building layers and value.

Friday, February 13, 2009

I'm finally getting started on Michael. This portrait will be the same size as Hannah's. This is just the very beginning, trying to get the features close and some basic values established. I think his eyes are pretty close already but will certainly be tweaking them as I go.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Finished! Now on to Michael.

I'm just about finished with this. A little tweaking here and there and I'll be ready to call it done. Now to start looking for photo's of my sons, they're next.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

I worked on this for several hours today. The hair still isn't finished.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Getting close.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Here's todays progress on Hannah, still not finished.

Monday, January 12, 2009

I haven't worked on this for about a week but here's tonights progress.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Here's todays progress on Hannah, still a long ways to go.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

I started working on the background today.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

I made a little more progress on Hannah before calling it a day. I can see that I need to tweak her eyes some, I'll do that next and then start on the background.

I'm using a sanded surface paper for this portrait, it's literally like a piece of sandpaper. For this step I've used a cream colored pencil to blend the under painting and lock it into the sanded surface. As you can see I've lost many of my darks by doing this and will have to re-establish them in the next step.