Monday, October 29, 2012

Works in Progress.....

Hello- I'm back to share some WIP's I have going on.  First up, is my final journal entry for my round robin  This one is for Maggie of The Fanciful Magpie -she and I share of love of all things fantastical.  She did a mermaid for my book (which I got back last week- eeee- more on that later!) and I decided to do one for her as well.  I wanted my mermaid to be sitting on the moon, not sure why, but that's what the muse demanded so I listened...
 this is the left side of my two page spread- and tho I still have a good bit to do, hopefully you can get the general idea of where I'm going with this!  
The other side will sport a quote:
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail"  
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The other project I'm working on is a commissioned graphite portrait- I'm almost done getting the groundwork in and then I'll lay in the shading and be done!  I find it so helpful to put photos of my WIP's up on the monitor like this, because I always see things that need to be fixed and whatnot- here, I noticed that hers eyes and mouth aren't quite lined up....but SO much easier to fix now than when I have all those layers of shading in! 
side note: I know my drawing doesn't match the photos- my client wanted the "hand pose" but with more of a smiling face, but looking straight- that's the main challenge here- good thing I LOVE drawing babies!
Have a wonderful Monday, and for all my friends in the path of Sandy- STAY SAFE!

1 comment:

An'Angelia Thompson said...

Looks great, Stephanie! We're surviving Sandy. Gratefully, we're on high ground and have power so I'm counting my blessings. Trick or treating has been postponed until Sunday in the entire local area as the rain and flooding continue. I'm in OH, so my heart really goes out to those closer to the east coast. What a mess! Have a happy Halloween party with your daughter. xoxox