Portrait Swap with Ujwala

Portrait Swap - Ujwala

I just completed my first portrait swap. Aside from a little nail biting it went great. My swap was with Ujwala from draw the line. We thought it would be fun to combine a portrait swap for the Portrait Party blog with an ATC exchange. Here is my entry. It took a lot of sketching to get what I thought was a good likeness from the photo that she forwarded to me. Then the challenge was drawing the final image on a 2.5″ x 3.5″ card and working out the tones on her face. I’m really proud of the result.

If you’ve followed Ujwala’s blog you know that she is all about trying new things and challenging herself. For her first ATC she made an acrylic painting. Wow! You can see her painting of me here. She’s inspired me to try painting a few cards myself, and to try a few new techniques to stretch myself more.

So thanks Ujwala! It will be so great to get my card. I’ll have another piece of art for my collection and a souvenir of a great experience.

I would love to do this again. If anyone would like to do a swap with me sometime, let me know.

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14 responses to “Portrait Swap with Ujwala

  1. This is a fantastic portrait, wonderful values!

  2. This is beautiful and I love it! thanks Mellanie πŸ˜€

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  4. genxster

    Thanks Anita. I appreciate it.
    I’m so glad you love it Ujwala. I can’t wait mail it you.

  5. How fabulous! Love both of them! πŸ˜€

  6. genxster

    Thanks Stacy!

  7. These are so amazing. To get great artwork in such a tiny space is incredible. Congrats to you both. A great idea.

  8. Very beautiful portrait! I also love the portraits that y ou have in your new comic style for the trades, fantastic work!

  9. Sarah

    This is great – I really like it. You’ve really captured the sense of a personality and the values are just right.

  10. Hi Mellanie – the swap is up at the portrait blog πŸ˜€ here’s the link http://theportraitparty.blogspot.com/2008/07/ujwala-prabhu-mellanie-collins.html

  11. genxster

    Thanks everyone! I’m glad that you like it. I’m really proud of this one. But the important thing is that Ujwala likes it. πŸ˜€

  12. I love this portrait. The outlining looks great with the marker tones.

  13. genxster

    Thank you! I’m glad you like it. I like your pastel drawings.

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