Listening to Sam Weber’s podcast , interview with the hilarious Shadra Strickland (childrens bk illustrator/professor) https://soundcloud.com/yourdreamsmynightmares/ydmn_022214
This is what the image usually looks like when I start. I never trace the picture so as a result it is never really exactly like the photo. But I try to get close to the child’s likeness. The sketch takes the longest out of all the steps usually.
So then, here are some shots of the painting process for any of you working on your painting skills, which I definitely am. Always trying to get better or out do what I did yesterday. It is both bliss and agony, endless pursuit of perfection. And art and style is either changing for me or it is dying.
This little one’s big brother is Mateo (Bolivian and German/ Hungarian)
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