New zen doodle portrait - 'Eliza' and Sunday Sketch
Update: I posted this earlier thinking I would have time to come up with something else to share for Sunday Sketches, but this is going to have to be what I share for this week.
Not really a sketch, but I'm eager to hear what you all think anyway.
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Hello my dear friends - I feel like I never get to come see you all lately, just so darn busy still adjusting to the new house and Christmas and five kids at home and you name it! I miss you all and really look forward to visiting whenever I have a few spare moments.
This is a zen portrait I am working on for a friend's daughter. I just do these for fun, and as you can see I couldn't get the whole picture in the scan cause the paper is too darn big! I try to capture the image of the child and do a long interview to find out what things are important to him or her at this specific age. Then I add those things in text at the bottom of the portrait. (you can see that image below)
These scans are really crummy, but you can at least get the idea.
I continue to find these to be very absorbing, and I can lose myself for a couple hours or more at a time!
What do you think? Do you think she'll like it?
I would be really remiss if I did not mention that the real pro at these portraits is Rebecca Anthony, an amazing artist that inspires me every time I visit. She actually offers her portraits on a custom basis, and it's pretty wonderful what she does! If you haven't visited her, do take the time to stop over and say hello and check out her inspiring work.