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Portrait: Ruby


Hi!  So I did this colour pencil piece of a friend's baby and it was a lot of fun to do.  It's been a while since I did any proper portraits and I certainly haven't done any kids so here's my first go at it.  Her parents decided that the piece wasn't quite Ruby but that's okay as somebody else has already offered to buy the piece as it reminded them of a 1950's style illustration and the Melbourne Vinegar Girl.  A win, either way!  I did this with colour pencils and I think I need to practice more with the medium and really take my time with it.  I have seen people do really photo realistic stuff with it.  Alas, I have so many deadlines coming thick and fast that I just have not been able to really sit down and hone some skills!

Oh, the hair clip on her was different as I wanted to add something meaningful to the photo (that's a symbol of the family pet cat)...oh well. 

I was so busy today.  Been drawing on different projects non-stop today and after a shower I need to get onto an exhibition entry piece that is due on Sunday.  It's positively crazy at the moment.  Every time I think things are about to slow down, I get proven wrong.  Probably a good thing though!

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