Saturday, January 10, 2009

Sweet Erika


Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches (ACEO)
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Multimedia Artboard

This is a miniature portrait of an amazing artist Erika Nelson. We are doing an ACEO portrait swap, which was developed from Karin Jurick's year-end DSDF portrait project. I have painted many different animal coats before, but a faux fur was my first attempt. I just hope this painting would not scare someone who is dear to Erika. ;)

16 comments:

Kathleen Coy said...

This is just amazing realism for an ACEO! And you captured the fake fur perfectly, too. Wow, this is just incredible! :-)

Erika Nelson said...

You captured the faux fur and ME perfectly YAY!!!! It's awesome Akiko! I thought I was looking at a photo when I saw the thumbnail :) THANK YOU! xoxox

artbyakiko said...

Kathleen, thank you! I realize now that fake fur is very different from real fur although recent many of them look just like real fur.

artbyakiko said...

Erika, I'm happy to receive your approval. I just hope you like it in person. It will be shipped on Monday. :)

Erika Nelson said...

I love it! Guess we'll both ship Monday :) Are you doing the DSDF? I'm not sure I'll do it yet.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Akiko, you have so many talents, I am not able to do people and make them look anything like the actual person I'm trying to do! You are truly a wonderful artist no matter what you are painting!

Sheila said...

Subarashii!!! You must have used a 0 or a 000 brush to get all those details. I'm envious of your talents.

Sheila said...

Akiko!!! your painting was one of ones featured in this article!!!!
http://www.linesandcolors.com/

artbyakiko said...

Gail you are too kind. I have so much to lean about doing people portraits. They are very difficult.

artbyakiko said...

Sheila, arigatou!!! :)
Also thanks for the link to linesandcolors article! It made my day!!

dominique eichi said...

What a fun ( size ), well done, great portrait.

artbyakiko said...

Thank you dominique!!

adebanji said...

Your attention for details is terrific!

artbyakiko said...

adebanji, thanks for your wonderful comment!

Hillary Miller said...

you have really captured the playful, seductive, beautiful Erika!!!

artbyakiko said...

Hillary, thank you for your visit!!

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