Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Black & White Portrait

Yesterday I was working on the Dreamy Ladies Class by Ady.  I skipped the black and white portrait to go right to the girl with purple afro that I showed you earlier.  I guess I was excited about the colors and the afro looked like fun too!  I'm really glad that I went back and did the black and white.  It is so cool how you can really add dimension with just a black water soluable crayon and white paint. 
I meant to take a picture of the one I drew before I started the process of painting and shading.  I don't think my original was cross eyed and her lips were bigger but I still like how she turned out.  It was so much fun to work on her and you really don't need much to do a pretty portrait!  This is a great way to sit and practice portraits and not have to get all your supplies out.  Ady is a wonderful teacher.  If you are interested in learning faces and drawing then you really should look into her Ning group. 

On another subject,
I love birds!  I'm sure a lot of you know that already.  I have a hummingbird feeder hanging out on my deck and look forward to seeing them every year.  They only visit for a short while in the late summer/fall.  They are very hard to photograph too!  Every time I try, I miss him!!  Yesterday I finally got a good shot except I was standing in the kitchen and the blinds were in the way!!!  You can still see him pretty good ~
Isn't that kind of cool?  I'm going to keep trying!  While I was sketching and chasing hummingbirds this is what my little cutie patootie was doing ~

I kept jumping over her and she didn't even open an eye.  She is the sweetest thing ever!!!

3 comments:

  1. What a great drawing and cute doggie!! :) I should really take this class by Adriana!
    Happy Holidays!

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  2. Your doodles are awesome! See you in Book of Days :)

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  3. Your life is awesome! Drawing, enjoying life how it should and having a cute dog!! You're really the best!

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