Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Online shop!

So it's been a month and I'm back home. 
I always thought I would write a very-very long post about my experiences of living in and traveling around Florence, but that's going to take some time. 

At the moment I'm pretty excited to share with y'all my online shop on society6! I have uploaded only one illustration and I do plan to create more illustrations and drawings for the store. 

Here is the link:

Prints and things~ 
Some prints are expensive here. And I would love to figure out better, cost effective options, if there are any: What do you think? Write to me here: hemaliv.84@gmail.com 
ThankYou!

hemali

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Lorenzo

Lorenzo~ Portrait in Sepia. 
6 days pose.

~: detail :~

Finito! So the portrait of Chiara is finally finished :) 
I always spelt her name as Kiara, but it is an Italian name, so 'Ch' is basically the 'K'. Also, roll the letter R as 'arr' to make it sound really Italian. (kee-aarrah) I'm gradually beginning to love this language :D
Okay, so now that I can't work on it anymore and I have time to look at the picture, I see how I completely forgot to work on the ear! It looks so weird now. I was planning to work on it at the end, but got carried away with the primary details(eyes, nose, mouth). Something to keep in mind, for the next portrait! 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Just another update

Nothing much to share these days. So here is the portrait progress:
Yet another blurry picture. Sorry about that. It is a blogger flaw.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Some more portraits

I'm quite excited about the portrait painting that we've started. It's my first portrait painting in color. Took some pictures as I was doing it, so here are the initial stages:

In the afternoon, we do the drawing in studio light. This time we could use a soft medium for drawing and I used a sepia stick for this one. Was quite difficult initially, it's my first attempt at using a soft medium. but I really like the dreamy mood it can create. Need to practice a lot with the medium though!
Better pictures soon!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Portrait in grisaille

So we finished the portrait in grisaille this week. 8 sittings, study from life.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Another portrait

Portrait study of Catherine.



A very smiling, pleasant girl with innocent face. Really enjoyed drawing this one. There were many light sources and hence the shadows are not very strong. Learnt about reflex, and about tangibility of different textures. The shades/tone is created using mesh of hatching lines, but they look blurry here. I've no idea why.