Wednesday, 6 June 2012

First kiss

I thought I'd introduce my daughter, or a least an old pencil portrait I did of her with her much loved pony. I created it from a photograph, using artist coloured pencils many moons ago. She wasn't quite 2 years old at the time of this photo.

She was a very cute wee girl. On this particular day her daddy was taking a few photos of her tottering around playing, when out of the blue she planted a kiss on her pony's nose.
We couldn't have planned a sweeter memory.

Every time I see this image I'm transported to a simpler time in her life, and I smile.

I 'd love to hear from you, please let me know what you think.

Alexandra x


  1. Adorable painting. Your daughter looks so sweet in it.

  2. Alexandra! I'm at work, doing what I shouldn't be doing, but I just had to check in. Oh, my WORD! I had to call my coworker over to look at this. First of all, this is beyond adorable! Honestly, when I read your words and looked at the illustration I started to tear up. My throat wanted to close. I do get a little mushy about things like this. It's the combination of your darling baby girl and your incredibly beautiful art. This is truly professional quality. The detail! The shading! Fabulous highlights in her hair -- not just the shine, but the color variation. The little details in the fabric of her dress, the perfect skin tone, her pretty little pony. Colored pencils? Wow!

  3. Hello,
    The drawing is VERY beautiful. I especially love the way you did the hair, it looks quite real! The little pony looks as if it is saying, 'aw, shucks!' I love colored pencils, actually prefer them over markers.


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