Thursday, July 3, 2008

Sweet Sisters





Each of these portraits is about... oh, I'd say... 88% finished. I've been working on them both in a sort of back-and-forth fashion, which is unusual for me. As a rule, I tend to finish one piece completely before starting another, but since these will probably always be a pair, I decided to treat the two as one. They have been switching places on the drawing table for weeks now, taking turns, as sisters must often do!

By the way, if you know these two sweeties, don't tell their mom you saw them here until after her birthday!

8"x10", Prismacolor and Coloursoft pencils on Ampersand Pastelbord

6 comments:

Gillian said...

These are fabulous, Liz. You've captured very bubbly personalities there and I'm sure their mother will be delighted with her present. x

Robyn said...

What a gift - for the lucky mother and what a gift you have, Liz.

I've just given you a couple of blog awards. I will certainly understand if you don't have time to participate.

Liz P said...

Gillian-
Thank you! I'll be adding the finishing touches and framing these soon. It seems everything takes me longer to do in the summertime!

Liz P said...

Robyn-
How nice! Thanks for the compliment! I know I've been flying under the radar lately, but I'm still here. I will get to those award requirements soon!

Susan's Scribbles said...

What beautiful girls and beautiful portraits! I'm sure they will all be quite pleased.

roseindigo said...

Your colored pencil work is absolutely beautiful! More! More!

Question - Do you begin on a colored or tinted ground?

Just found your blog and will come back often to take a look.