November 29, 2011

Hint of drool portrait

I am pretty gosh darn proud of this one. He really seems to pop out of the paper in a 3D way.

This portrait is for Jessica of the wonderful stationary shop Tulaloo. I was very excited when she sent me this lovely photo to work from. How can you be sad when looking at a baby smiling at you like that? Jessica's one request was that I minimize the...uh...cleavage going on near the bottom of the picture, which I did.

I really enjoyed drawing this baby, from the drop of drool on his chin to his gigantic forehead which takes up almost half the page. Thanks for the wonderful photograph Jessica, and I hope that your friend enjoys her portrait. :) I'm sure it will be a very memorable Christmas present.

Here's the portrait in progress:


  1. beautiful work, thanks for sharing :)

  2. Wow! You are one talented artist! I just stumbled on your blog and I'm very impressed with your work! :)

  3. You have the makings of a Drawworm How-To book of classic rendering! I love your eye for details and soft touch that renders light and awesome balance of contrast and textures. You will only get better.
    Love you and your works of love.
    Aunt Janet

  4. Sorry I'm just getting to commenting now! This is phenomenal! Kylie (the little boy's mom) cried when she received it! Thank you so much!!

  5. This is my baby boy!! You did an amazing job with this and I totally cried like a baby when I opened it. It was absolutely one of my favorite christmas gifts ever!

  6. Thank you, Jessica and Kylie. :) Your comments have totally made my day! I love making people cry, in a weird way, it's pretty much the best compliment I can receive.


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