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3 Feb 2014

Commissioned work: New Year Card

This is my fourth time to draw a new year card for this client, so thank you!
今年で4度目となるN様からご依頼の年賀状デザイン。いつもありがとうございます!

165mm x 205mm Acrylic on Canson canvas paper 290gsm

The drawing was based on a photography taken by the boy's grandparent.
I don't usually like to work from one photo, especially if the photo was taken by others, but then, I was too drawn to the boy's expression in the photo.  To me, it said "I'm so freaked out by this red faced monster, but then, am super curious about it at the same time…!" I thought that was a good energetic feel to depict for a new year's card. What do you reckon? :)

今年の主役はお孫さん!いつも通り参考として何枚か写真を見せていただきましたが、その中の一枚のお孫さんの表情にとても惹かれたので、それをベースに「怖いけど・・・僕は挑む!」という、可愛らしい力強さを描きました。

皆様も良いお年を!(ってもう2月も半ばですがね。)

過去の3作品はこちらです↓
Here are the past three designs I have drawn for the client:
http://blog.maikohorita.com/2013/01/commissioned-work.html



xxx Maiko

Find Maiko also at:  ok.iam  usamamanikki  Draw Me by Maiko

2 Feb 2014

Family Portrait "Emmy"

Introducing…
Emmy, an adorable baby girl with beautiful inquisitive eyes, and her parents!

I was asked to create this portrait as a surprise X'mas gift from the mum to the dad.
It's nice to get my work be included into such a special occasion! :)


It was a bit of a worry whether I'd capture the baby's features well or not, because I've never met the baby in person (we are in different countries!). But according to the mum's friends' comments upon her showcasing it on her SNS, it seems I've done a good job! yay!



Completed in December 2013
watercolor and pencil 310mm x 410mm
Arches 300gsm watercolor paper

close-ups: portrait by maiko horita






Here's how it looks in a lovely pastel pink frame! Thank you for giving the work such a pretty home!
And finally, from a blank paper to the finished art in stop motion:

xxx Maiko

Find Maiko also at:  ok.iam  usamamanikki  Draw Me by Maiko

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