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Ryley by ginasdrawings Ryley by ginasdrawings
Christmas commission of a beautiful child caught in a moment.  Commissioned by her mother as a gift to her father.  I have created pieces for them in the past of their first daughter Shelby, so it was a real pleasure to do this and show off my growth as an artist.

This was the first portrait that I completed following a 3 day colored pencil portrait workshop with Ann Kullberg.  It really paid off and my technique definitely improved with this piece!

I also completed this one in RECORD time.  Normally, it takes me about 1 to 3 weeks to complete a portrait.  I did this one in 2.5 days!!  I started it, didn't like how my background was coming, overworked the background to the point of no return, threw it into the trash, and started it over 3 days before Christmas!!  I got virtually no sleep, but I completed it and the family fell in love with it. :-)

This is 11x14"  Prismacolor colored pencil for the hair and skin-tones, Caran D'Ache Luminance colored pencil for all remaining elements on 16x20" Strathmore 400 series drawing paper.

Here is a side by side comparison of the reference and this piece: Side By Side Comparison 3 by ginasdrawings

I would just like to say THANK YOU to everyone for the likes, watches, and comments.  This was my first DD in over 6 years of being a member, so I am super excited.   

This little girl was so adorable - it was simply a pleasure to work on this portrait.  

Thanks again. :heart:

UPDATE - "Ryley" was recently published in the Summer 2014 issue of the Colored Pencil Society of America's member publication,  To the Point!


Other CP work:   On a Down Time Train by ginasdrawings Autumn by ginasdrawings   Mouse by ginasdrawings  Jo and Steve Hackett by ginasdrawings
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A sweet drawing that will put a smile on the viewers face. Ryley by *ginasdrawings ( Featured by ArtByCher )
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EurasianEyes Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
 Your good at capturing such a  beautiful art rendering of a person, place, or an object!

I love your version, from the soft shading to the rich colors, excellent skin tones and highlights with her hair.
Nice composition, the blue background is perfect! :)
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ginasdrawings Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Andy! :dance:

That blue background killed my first attempt.  I had to scrap the entire thing 3 days before Christmas and start over.  I got it done in 2 days because it was a Christmas gift!!  I had to do that blue background - such a nice compliment to her hairband and hair, and it accented her eyes.  
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Natalisa234 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute)
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ginasdrawings Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! w00t! 
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unmerwe Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really captured the mood.Lovely work.Congratulations!
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ginasdrawings Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. w00t! 
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EmilyBandicoot1234 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
this kinda remind me of my sister 
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EmilyBandicoot1234 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
nice 
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ginasdrawings Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! w00t! 
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EmilyBandicoot1234 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
your well come it really cool and it kinda reminds me of my sister 
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