Monday, February 5, 2007

In The Beginning...



Here is the start of my blogging career:-) I'm hoping to use this mostly to share my artwork with others and to also see what other artists have been up to. So I decided to take a break from my usual style of illustration and do a completely realistic and rendered portrait of the girl I used to nanny for, Sasha. I felt like I needed a break from what I was doing and also it would be good practice for me. I finally finished it today and I like how it came out. Its amazing how much you can forget when you haven't done something for awhile. I used to be able to finish portraits pretty quickly, but I struggled with this one at first, which is definitely a sign I did need the practice. Now that thats finished, I'm back to my illustrations and going to start painting a drawing I did a little while ago. I did it at first to submit to a girls magazine as a front and back cover. The theme was City Girl, Country Girl. Since that kind of describes me, I thought it would be fun to do. Unfortunately for me they chose someone else, but I still think it will be a good portfolio piece. Now I just need to decide which value rough to use!

I'm leaning towards the night scene just because I really don't have that in my portfolio and it will be a good addition.

3 comments:

Piya said...

Nice work Joni! Joni's on Blogger, let's celebrate! By the way, I like the night scene for 'City Girl, Country Girl' too. Just remember to add a comet in the sky. They always do that in the movies....

the enigma said...

wow, that's a great portrait!! just beautiful.

priscilla said...

I love your girls scene, great work!