Saturday, June 13, 2009

IF 'unfold' and IMT 'child's art'

A quick post and one that happens to fit both group prompts this week - love when that happens. Thought I'd share a WIP I'm working on - part of a small series of drawings based on some of my favorite storybook characters, Alice in Wonderland being at the top of my list.

I joined an online group awhile back with the intent of starting a portfolio of children's art so I'd have some work to submit for consideration. However, I will need to show characters in a variety of poses and situations, so I've still got some work ahead of me before I start doing that....


'Alice', color pencil, digitally enhanced

When a character starts to unfold at my drawing board, much like the story itself progesses, I find that it sometimes takes on a life of it's own - no matter what 'look' I had in mind when I start it.

I'm still trying to decide what to bring into the background at least for now, however I may just leave each character as a single portrait so that a simple oval mat can be placed over them before framing.

Have a great weekend y'all!

7 comments:

Jennifer White said...

You have a wonderful start...and Alice in Wonderland? Great idea!! I should revisit that story... I love the fairness of her complexion that you created, and the strawberry blonde hair ... I'm almost envious of it!

Cannot wait to see the finished project, Laura... hope you are doing well...obviously you're keeping very busy, too!

xoxox

soulbrush said...

this is absolutely magnificent. such simplicity and such purity shines from her eyes.

DEB said...

Beautiful WIP. Best wishes for a successful career in illustration. You appear to be off to a great start!

studio lolo said...

She's lovely! One of my favorite storybook characters is Red Riding Hood. I've seen some unbelievable interpretations of her on the blogs. Some of them were even a bit dark or a bit sensual. Go figure!

This is off to a wonderful start. Not much more needed either.
;)

Heather said...

Very nice portrait of Alice. A few things I would recomend, a little more value variation, probably a darker background to make her face stand out more. Also it looks to me like the eye on the right is is a smidge too high and too close to the edge of her face. But just a minor thing. You're off to a great start.

gkgirl said...

adorable...love it...

gkgirl said...

i forgot to say,
i think it looks lovely as is...
love the long graceful neck...
think it would look sweet
in oval frame as you mentioned...
and again...adorable.
:O)