March 16, 2009

Baby Portrait


What a joy it was to draw this sweet baby boy. I worked some more on the hand, and think it looks better now than before. Thanks Teresa for the reminder that I have a perfect specimen on the end of my own arm to use as a reference..LOL It worked ; )
In this last step I added eye lashes and hair and smoothed the skin with a 3H and 5H lead. Unless someone points out something to me which I need to pay attention to, I'll call this finished.

16 comments:

Vic said...

I love this piece Christine,baby looks so peaceful.

Jan said...

This is probably one of my most favorite of your drawings. Of course, every time you do one, it's better than the last!

But this is just exquisite in it's softness and detail.

Martina Alberts said...

Gosh Christy,
this is outstanding and so much touching! Great work.

Teresa Mallen said...

Honestly Christine, this piece is stunning. It is so well done it moves me to tears. The hand looks perfect.

(Sometimes the answers are as plain as the nose on our faces. :-) I think everyone has done this - struggled with drawing an eye or some other body part because the reference photo is too dark or out of focus. Eventually we realize that we can look in a mirror! I am delighted my tip helped!!)

You should be so proud of yourself Christine. Your light, patient touch in rendering the detail makes this a truly outstanding piece. I feel privileged to have seen it.

Christine said...

You all make me blush! ;o ) I am thankfully accepting your kind comments though! Your encouragement is truly appreciated!

jinx1764 said...

Photograph quality! Beautiful!

Teresa said...

Wow. Really beautiful.

Christine said...

Thank you so much, jinx1764 and Teresa, for stopping by and your nice comments! ;o )

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous work! The skin texture is perfect. I can almost smell that lovely new baby scent...

Christine said...

Hi Jeanette... Thanks for your lovely comment! :o )

Paulette said...

Amazing, beautiful work!
You have really grown with this one!

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

A beautiful beautiful drawing!Double waow:)

Christine said...

Thank you Paulette! It's amazing how we grow and don't even realize it until someone points it out. Practise is paying off after all. Yippie!! ;o )

Sheona, thank you for your praise! :o )

Jo Castillo said...

This is super. Very skillful and soft like a baby should be!

Thanks for stopping by my blog so I found you... :)

Christine said...

Hi Jo, thank you so much! Glad to have found your blog as well. ;o )

Dors said...

Beautiful work Christine. So soft and gentle.
I love it.

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