Thursday, February 19, 2009

My neices as creative inspiration

The Girls, oil on canvas, 24" x 30" x 2", 2008-9.
One of my latest works. Not completely happy with it. Doesn't do my nieces justice. Lili is the one on the right and the inspiration for the character below.
Medium: pencil, photoshop.
Lili, last year, kept asking me why I never did any paintings of her. The reason why was because she would never sit still long enough to let me sketch her or I didn't have any photos good enough to turn into paintings. So I gathered a bunch of photos of her together and made sketch after sketch until I came up with this character. Lili, besides being overwhelmingly cute (if only you could hear her talk!) and so hilarious that I like to think she might have been Lucille Ball in her last life. But she can also be shy and thoughtful and it's that side of her I wanted to capture in my design.

1 comment:

  1. its gorgeous and i love that you use this for your avatar


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