Thursday, June 2, 2011


As with my previous portrait of the baby, this is also a cousin of mine! I drew this on Smooth Bristol Board and will most likely continue drawing portraits on it. From just looking at these recent portraits and comparing them, it's not difficult to see the jump in quality that resulted from not drawing this in my sketchbook.

I actually decided to use a grid to draw the initial lineart for this because I wanted the proportions to be as close to the photograph as possible. Since I've done my past two portraits without a grid of any sort, I'm sure I could have pulled it off, but in the end I chose to do it this way. Also, I was bored and felt like taking the time to measure out everything and draw out the grid, so yeah!

Below are just some digital photos capturing my progress with this. They're all pretty dark photos, but it gets the idea across!


  1. Smooth bristol is the bomb, eh? But paper aside, this is beautiful, love the tones.

  2. wow Winona! it's absoluley great!

  3. Lol, it sure is Izzy! Thanks guys :D