Saturday, March 7, 2009

Illustration Friday - It's All So Intricate

This week's word for Illustration Friday is "Intricate". When must you be any more intricate than when painting someone's face?
Don't ask why the artist is finishing the doll's eyes last. She's got quite a bit of confidence to be able to get away with that!
I did actually start out with the doll bald and naked...but I watched as her little hairdo, dress, and shoes began to take form. And...well...I never argue with where a drawing takes me. :)
I'm done early this week for IF. I suppose I'll try and catch up on old assignments I never completed! Or...possibly not. He. he.

9 comments:

Buskitten said...

Lovely drawing Katie, I know what you mean about the assignments - think about it all alot, then go off and do something elase entirely! Have a good weekend!

Joann Wells Greenbaum said...

Being a doll lover from way back, this illustration appeals to me. It is very charming.

Eva Sutter said...

Keep up the great drawing! You make me a proud sister. This reminds me of Nonna drawing intricate faces on ceramic figures. Remember that?

Angela Lo said...

cute :)

K. Grace said...

Thank you guys. I love dolls, I must say :0)
And Eva, I do remember those ceramic dolls. I recently visited the old ceramic shop when I was at Nonna's and it brought me right back. Sad though, seeing all those unpainted faces just sitting in the dark.

Jason said...

Hey Katie! I just came across this site and thought of you. I have a friend who's using it to sell her handmade jewelry. It's www.etsy.com. It could be a good fit for some of your projects. :)

Elizabeth Parsons said...

well said! like your drawing!

Kassi Isaac said...

nice concept- i like your thinking on this one- x kas

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, Katie! This is a beautiful drawing. I like the parchment and graphite lines. It makes it feel old-worldly, the perfect homage to an age-old craft. :)