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Friday, October 22, 2010

You Got the Cutest Little Babyface...365 Days of Drawing






This child has the face of an angel...I so enjoyed drawing her portrait last night and finishing it up today.

I post three stages of the drawing, the start (after about 30 minutes of drawing), the middle (an hour and a half) and the end (2o minutes today softening edges/slight drawing adjustments with a fresh eye).

I remember when I first started doing kid commissions having a hard time getting that BABYFACE. It is all in the drawing proportions of course, painting a lot of kids over the subsequent years, and learning from those Loomis books, not to mention Morgan Weistling. No-one paints a kid better than him.

9 comments:

Kelley Sanford said...

Wonderful drawing, you certainly captured that "babyface". Happy weekend.

Marian Fortunati said...

This is just a beautiful drawing, Johanna...

Dixie Kee said...

Precious, very nice.

Gwen Bell said...

What a gorgeous drawing of a gorgeous child! Love the Sienna. Thanks for the close up. Your lines are sublime!

Karen Bruson said...

Darling expression and great job with the eyes. They are beautiful.

Elaine Hurst said...

These are gorgeous drawings! I am so excited to have found your blog!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Thank you all - and Elaine. I am excited that you find it interesting.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Bravo,Johanna. This is such a delicate rendering of a beautiful child, it almost moves me to tears.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Bravo,Johanna. This is such a delicate rendering of a beautiful child, it almost moves me to tears.