Thursday, September 16, 2010

"Toby, Chloe & Izzy B" Intricate Portrait complete!




I just couldn't put my pens down, here it is. I wanted to show you the before and after.
When I look at a photo, I look at the shadows. Instead of trying to draw the faces I focus more on the shadows so each shadow can be blocked of as if it were a mosaic. I mark a light X in the ares that are black because the black areas are important as they give the images their shape. Once I draw out the image I look and my new handy dandy book of patterns (that I will continue to add to THANKS to Eden for inspiring me!!) and decide on 3 or 4 different patterns to use throughout the portrait. This way I find the portrait flows better and is more visually pleasing. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE detail and busy, intricate designs so this allows me to do that without overwhelming the piece. When I choose the patterns I want to use I put them in order from dark to light and then begin filling in the shadows accordingly. I've decided I like the way lips look with the stipple effect because the shading on lips really brings the portrait to life. The eyes as well only I like to use my flowers usually around the pupil. The last thing I like to do is take a pencil and do some light shading withing some of the patterns. I find that this adds contour where it's needed.

There you have it "My Personal Process" of creating these portraits. I'm trying to think of a name for the kind of portraits I'm doing. I would love to market myself as a custom portrait designer and I need a really cool catchy name. I'm a starving artist and I really want to jump start this. Any suggestions on a name for this type of portrait?

Daisy Doodle Portraits
Intricate Patterned Portraits
Portraits by Rebecca
Archival Ink Portraits

Hmmmmmmm.......

6 comments:

  1. Oh Rebecca these turned out so wonderfully!!! I was sitting with Amira last night and watching her do her homework and did a little zenportrait of her, just posted it and of course credited you for the inspiration. But yours here are just incredible. What about calling them 'Zen~portraits'? Just too much fun watching your art as it keep evolving by leaps and bounds!

    Smiles

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  2. This is great! Having flowers as part of the photo, it is indeed abstract art, I was not supposed to notice it until you mentioned it. These are great valentines day gifts too.

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  3. Absolutely incredible! You're magical!

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  4. OH I LOVE THE PROCESS, AND THE PROGRESS...AND THE FINALE...

    THIS IS TERRIFIC AND SO UNIQUELY YOU!

    It takes a bit of time and thought to come up with the perfect name that suits what you're all about and what you do.....

    DREAM DAISY DESIGN
    DAISY DOODLE PORTRAITS
    PEN-TASTIC PORTRAITS

    UNIQUELY YOU PORTRAITS
    ONE OF A KIND, GUARANTEED TO BLOW YOUR MIND PORTRAITS....

    That's all I've got right now!

    have fun with it!

    ciao bella

    CREATIVE CARMELINA

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  5. WOW I'm speechless..that is absolutly incredible.I admire your aesthetic sense.
    Hugs Anja

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  6. I like that-- Zen-portraits--because they are very Zen. They are just amazing--I hope you take this example with you when you go to your art show--these would be perfect Christmas gifts, because for one thing--they're very very unique,and that's what people are looking for at Christmas time.

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