Friday, March 25, 2011

"Jenga" ~ Finished Portrait

'Jenga' Cat Color Pencil Painting
After many many hours I have decided that the portrait of Jenga is now complete. I thought I had reached this point some time ago so I put the portrait up on the wall and put my pencils away. A few days later I decided I wasn't happy with the portrait so I got the pencils out again and some 20 hours later finally reached a point where I was completely satisfied. I made changes to almost every part of the drawing including the eye and nose, and went over the entire hair! I think the part that changed the least were the whiskers (minus the one individual whisker I removed). All in all I think I spent over 40 hours on this small drawing (8" x 6.5"). This is a bit extreme but it is only my second attempt at a color pencil portrait and I know l have a lot more to learn about the process. Prints and cards of Jenga will be available from my website very soon.

1 comment:

  1. Tara,

    This drawing is just SO beautiful - it really takes my breath away.

    Thank you for sharing this, I just love it :-)