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    Ella Louise - Cute alert

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    Janby

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    Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Janby on Sat May 29, 2010 9:57 am

    Hey, I'm the first here!!!

    I went to the old forum and there's hardly anything there. Such a shame, but I do like this type of forum.

    This portrait is of a newborn. One of my friends whom I've known since we were babies has recently become the father of his first daughter.....at the age of 50!!! (He has two sons, one is in his 20's and the other is 6)
    This photo was taken when she was just a few hours old

    Here are the first couple of stages of this drawing.

    Edit: Oop pics didn't post.

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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Gerri on Sat May 29, 2010 10:51 am

    This looks wonderful so far, looking forward to seeing how it progresses!
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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Janby on Sat May 29, 2010 11:03 am

    Thanks Gerri.

    Here's where I'm up to now.

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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Gerri on Sat May 29, 2010 1:51 pm

    I'll be following your progress as posted on this one!

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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Joanie on Sat May 29, 2010 3:33 pm

    This is just beautiful - the drawing AND the baby! LOL It makes me smile.
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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Janby on Sun May 30, 2010 12:07 am

    Thanks Gerri and Joanie Very Happy
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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Iris on Sun May 30, 2010 7:30 am

    it seems to be a real cutie! Like the kind you are drawing it. Very smart and delicate.


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    Janby

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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Janby on Sun May 30, 2010 1:24 pm

    Thanks Iris Very Happy
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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Janby on Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:52 am

    Here's the latest update. Smoothed it out with more layers.
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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Gerri on Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:05 am

    Looking good!!! They say it's harder to draw the face of a young child than an old person, as with older people there's lot's more to the shading (all those wrinkles and lines we have!!!). With such a young baby you have to be so careful not to overshade and put lines in the face, thereby making the person look older. You obviously have this down, this looks exactly like a newborn.

    What size is it?

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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Joanie on Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:10 pm

    more, more, more. lol!
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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Janby on Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:14 pm

    Hi Gerri, thanks. I always forget to add the details, lol.

    This is on Bristol Board and the actual drawing, when finished, will measure about 5"x7". This is quite a bit smaller than I usually work Smile

    Thanks Joanie Very Happy
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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Janby on Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:53 am

    Another update Very Happy
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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Gerri on Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:41 am

    You're doing such a good job on the blending, the face looks smooth and line free, and the shading is so delicate, just enough to show the contours of the face.
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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Janby on Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:31 pm

    Thanks Gerri Very Happy
    It's very easy to go too far with toning a baby's face and it can make them look a bit mucky.
    I've been building up very slowly and am almost there now, then I can work on the blanket framing her face.

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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Sandie Blair on Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:47 pm

    This is stunning! Oh, I wish I had a drawing of my children when they were babies. What a special keepsake. I love seeing the WIP pics. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Janby on Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:23 am

    Thanks Sandie. I'm going to have to dig out the photos of my three daughters when they were new babies. We did take a lot of photos of them, so hopefully I can find some clear enough to add to my "to draw" list.
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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Janby on Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:33 am

    I did this latest update a couple of evenings ago......then forgot to post it Embarassed
    The scan makes the skin look rather rough........it isn't irl!!! Rolling Eyes

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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Iris on Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:03 pm

    you are doing a really good job! That is so stunning and gorgeous!


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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Janby on Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:44 am

    Thanks Iris, hoping to finish this one soon as I have a few other ideas I want to work on Very Happy
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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Dors on Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:14 am

    Beautiful work as always Jan. Love the soft smooth skin.
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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Janby on Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:58 pm

    Hi Dors, thanks. How are you? Hope you're keeping ok (and drawing a lot) Very Happy

    Here's the latest update. Her little face is beginning to take on some roundness, at last Smile

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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Dors on Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:38 am

    Jan. This is really coming alive. She is so beautiful.
    Great job Jan...you know how I love watching you WIP's

    I am doing fine... getting a commission here and there. I keep drawing and love it more every day.
    Here is my blog site where I do lots of animals.. http://dorsart.blogspot.com/
    from there you can go to my web site.
    I was only looking at your web site this week and seeing all the new work.
    Hugs. hope you are keeping ok too.
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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Janby on Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:45 am

    Thanks Dors. I haven't done much drawing in the last year, but I'm hoping that's going to change soon.

    Just visited your blog and website. I love your floral cp work and, of course, your animals Very Happy

    Thanks for visiting my website.

    Hugs,Jan
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    Re: Ella Louise - Cute alert

    Post  Dors on Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:56 am

    Hi Jan. Thank you too for visiting my web site and commenting. Glad you like my work but hey I have a long way to catch up to your standard. Your the Best.

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