Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Portraits

















































I am experimenting with portraits, with an eye towards doing commissions. I'm hoping to offer something other than the typical, traditionally-painted art from a photo ( though I'm working on a piece in that category as well.)

The girl was drawn and colored in Photoshop (the final was printed on 12 x 18" toned paper and I added some hand-drawn touches.) The young boy is watercolor and graphite on Strathmore paper.

15 comments:

Oran E. Parker said...

Chrissie, these are incredible. I love your work, and this style you're experimenting with is beautiful. You're obviously onto something here. I love the watercolor, how it breaks the lines, and softens the whole thing. Just wonderful.

Chrissie A said...

Oran, a million thanks for that lovely comment--I so needed to hear something positive today. :) Much appreciated!

Double "D" said...

These are incredible Chris.
The combination of watercolor and line is great.
Obviously your drawings are a wonderful part of these.
The watercolors blend so nicely together along with the lovely shapes you've created are a perfect foil for the drawings. You should be overloaded with portraits to do. I may have you do some for me.
Love the style.
Doug

Chrissie A said...

Thanks so much, Doug...I am really pleased that you like them; your opinion means a lot! I really enjoy doing portraits and I would LOVE to have this turn into something...well, productive, shall we say...

billspaintingmn said...

Chrissie, your style and creativeness makes artwork fun to enjoy!
Your talent is awsome! I enjoy it so much.

Chris Wahl said...

I really like the look and feel of the first one, Chrissie! Hope you get heaps of commissions.

Chrissie A said...

Thank you so much for dropping by and for your comments, Bill and Chris--I really appreciate it!!

Alina Chau said...

These are wonderful!!

Chrissie A said...

Thanks so much, Alina!

Oriol Angrill Jordà said...

very nice draw. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Yep! I love these too... so uplifting and warm--like a visual hug! I'm glad to hear that Mama-Bear loved the portraits of her cubs! Luminous and loving! I can't wait to see your next.. !!! Your fan, Diana :-)

Chrissie A said...

Thank you very much, Oriol--I appreciate the comment!

And, thank YOU as well, Ms "Anonymous" Sketch 'n' Kvetchin' Pal! :)

Inkgirl said...

Gorgeous

Anonymous said...

Your talent is amazing.

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