Friday, May 29, 2009

Portrait of a Daughter-Planning the Background

The background of this portrait I'm working on needs some thought. The tree my subject is leaning on will be a Magnolia, since that is her favorite, and they grow in her area.

I’ve determined that this portrait will have a whimsical feeling to it, so I'll bring in some of the subject’s elements of childhood. I gathered pictures that represent some of her childhood memories, videos and pictures of characters in stories she enjoyed as a child.

Next I’ve been working on a few sketches on tracing paper to determine size and placement in the composition.

Come back next time to see more progress!

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