Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Sketch - First sketch of my new commission


Hi guys well this week I've been working on a sketch for my new commission. I have been asked to do 3 portraits of a lady's children. She has two girls and a boy and both girls have asked to be mermaids, so I decided to paint 3 seperate paintings but when they are put together make one picture. This is the first one that I am working on. I'm thinking of making it a mixed media piece and painting the face on paper then sticking it to the canvas as I feel like I could get a more accurate likeness rather than painting it straight on to the canvas. I'm going to do many more sketches of this in preparation and won't start the actual painting til I come back from my trip as I think once I start I will probabaly want to finish all 3 relatively close together. Anyway here is my sketch. If you would like to see more Sunday sketches click on the tab at the side of my page and you will be able to see work from many more artists!

22 comments:

Fair Rosamund said...

The sketch looks lovely! I wanted to let you know that I have a Sunshine award for you, it is here if you want it:

http://fairrosie.blogspot.com/2010/05/little-bit-of-magic-and-some-awards.html

Hope you are having a good weekend! :) ~Lauren

Amalia K said...

Ah, you're so good with mermaids, I'm sure this one is going to be enchanting! Can't wait to see the finished piece. :)

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

This is fantastic Nicola! I'm sure she'll be thrilled!

Julia Christie said...

Wow Nicola,

I love her! You have done a great job with her face and I love the fact that she wanted to be a mermaid...perhaps I should try something like this for my kids!

Smiles!

apinkdreamer said...

the most beautiful mermaid i've ever seen!!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Magnificent! Oh she is a cutie patootie!!! How precious! I've never seen a real Mermaid Princess before!!!! Excellent work on this illustration. Beautiful!

Jessie said...

Wow Nicola what a task! I've done portraits before and slavishly copied photos because that's what the lady wanted but this is going to be gorgeous! Mermaids are one of my favourite things so I look forward to seeing your progress. The sketches are lovely :) xx

Marlene said...

She is beautiful, It is so wonderful that the girls chose to be mermaids and that their mother agreed. I love to know that kids still have such great imagination and it will be a treasure for them their whole lives.

Jonny J Petros said...

Beautiful sketch I think your customer will be very pleased with your work. Have a great day Jonny

lissa said...

how adorable!

Tammie said...

this is wonderful!

Lenora said...

Wonderful facial detail. We love mermaids!

Heather said...

She's ADORABLE! I can't wait to see them when they are all finished. Good for you - keep us posted.

Debbie said...

What a sweet sketch! Btw, I have your pendant hanging on my light over my art table so I can see it often!

NatashaMay said...

Very cute! :)

Kelly Berkey said...

Just adorable! I do my faces on paper also then put on canvas, so much easier to get more realistic faces. How fun for you. Go girl Go!
Hugs,
Kelly

Quilt Works said...

What a fun project! Love that they picked to be mermaids gives a lot of room for creativity. I love the start! Looking forward seeing the progress!

Thank you for a visit! It was great to see a friendly familiar face! I had a rough couple of months, and it is nice to get back to "normal"

Kristin said...

Sorry if you get this twice! I love this and know that the Mom will be thrilled! Can't wait to see the final results, Kristin xo

Penny said...

Beautiful sketch Nic. Just love the seashell in her hair - can't wait to see the final product! xxx

Birgit said...

Lovely sketch, Nicola!

Nicola, your wonderful pendant arrived today. I SO love it!!! :) I will surely wear it often -- it's just my style and colors. Thanks so much again -- you really made my day. :)

Big hugs,
Birgit

Diana Evans said...

oh Nicola!!! I think this is my all time favorite!!! what an amazing sketch this is...I love this!!! great work!!!

Cheryl Lynn said...

Wow...this is amazing. She's beautiful! I can't wait to see this one finished! Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and getting a chuckle!

Keep creating!

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