Monday, November 30, 2009

Surprise Commission After More Progress --(Shhh!!!)


6 1/2" x 3 3/4", completed graphite miniature portrait on Avon Smoothcard

I'll reveal who is in this miniature portrait later on, but it's a surprise, so Shhh!

9 comments:

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

This is looking fabulous Mona - I especially love the texture in the jacket and skirt - So small and so amazing!!!

Mona said...

Thanks Karen! You are one of those who are inspiring me to try more pencil portraits :-)!

artbyakiko said...

Fantastic drawing!! I love her expression, and her cloth is so real. The baby girl looks familiar... Have you painted her before?

Barbara A. Freeman said...

I agree, the fabric is great as well as the expressions. I love your range of values.

DEB said...

Beautiful Mona! When you use graphite, do you use the powder, stick or pencil form? I've only ever used the pencils, but I wonder if you get different effects with different forms.

Mona said...

Akiko, Barbara, and Deb, thank you!

Akiko, I painted this baby once before at an older age.

Deb, to answer your question, it's pencil, but since there are oil-based, charcoal and pastel pencils too, graphite just feels more descriptive of what kind of pencil.

Edward Burton said...

Absolutely wonderful, Mona.

Gail Hayton said...

Tadada,
And the baby is you!!!
Gail Hayton

Mona said...

Thanks Ed!

Gail, SHHHHH!!!!!!, lol, don't tell anyone :-)