Friday, June 26, 2009

WIP of My Pug ACEO

I took some pictures of my Pug ACEO while painting. Except the final scan, the images are not so great because I used my digital camera, but I think this WIP gives you an idea how I normally work on my paintings.

















41 comments:

Sheila said...

OMG!!!! Thank you thank you thank you Akiko-san!!! You are so generous to share your work in progress. We can never replicate your work but now we can see how the magic unfolds. Maybe you should write a book!

Dolores said...

Wow. It's amazing how much work goes into your paintings. Thanks for showing us - it gives a deeper appreciation to what the eye sees.

Vern Schwarz said...

Akiko, these scans are wonderful. I have always wondered about your process, and now I see how precisely and confidently your work unfolds. Thanks for the peak behind the scene.

Kathleen Coy said...

Yay, a WIP!!! Wow, thank you Akiko for sharing that! I love seeing how other artists work.

This is pug is amazing. As fascinating and incredible as the eye is, I can't stop staring at that claw. It really adds a lot to the work! Absolutely beautiful, Akiko! I agree with Sheila, you should write a book! :-)

arcobaleno said...

Beautiful work...very amazing work... thank for your art!!!

Leslie said...

Wow! It's fascinating to see how this unfolds, especially to a complete non-artist. Thanks for sharing how you create your masterpieces.

MarZel said...

I enjoyed seeing the progression...but, what caught me is that you are a PUG LOVER!! PUG LOVERS UNITE!! So, I just had to drop by and say that I love the pug art...!!

Michelle said...

Wow! Amazing to see it all come together like that. I agree with Sheila, you should write a book!

Mona said...

Akiko, thanks so much for sharing your work process.
I agree with Sheila, it's really amazing to see how it unfolds.

You are such an expert at getting the feeling of dimension and adding highlights and fur. Just when I think it looks done you also take it that extra step further which really makes it pop, so it is an instructive demo also.

Carolina said...

I can't but share Sheila's enthusiasm! Thank you for posting the steps of your work, that increases my admiration.
And great ACEO, really.
Best regards,
Carolina

artbyakiko said...

Thank you all so much!! I'm glad that you enjoyed my WIP. An idea of writing a book is a great compliment! Maybe I will think about that when I get better in painting first.
Love you all. :)

Gwen Bell said...

Fantastic! Thank you sooooo much for showing the process. #4 where the eye comes into focus just blew me away. Thought you were done at #7 but you took it 2 steps further which gave it that Akiko final touch of perfection. You are freakin' awesome!

Art By Erika said...

Akiko what a treat! It's wonderful to see your effective process thank you, you generous artist! Ok how do you do it again? :) You rock!

artbyakiko said...

Gwen and Erika, thank you! You girls rock!

sam said...

Wow, you should definitely put pen to paper... lovely technique you have, and one that obviously produces very realistic paintings!

L.Holm said...

Wow! Truly instructive to see how you do this. You are amazing, Akiko. I also love seeing this on the paper towel background, because it re-enforces the scale...meaning how relatively small they are. I concur about the book idea.

Edward Burton said...

It is so fasinating seeing the painting come to life, Akiko - thank you for sharing your process. Outstanding painting!

artbyakiko said...

Sam, Liz, and Edward, thank you for your visit and kind remarks. I really appreciate your support.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

This is fascinating to watch your paintings evolve. You are a master!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us Akiko! :))

Melody Lea Lamb said...

Really wonderful WIP Akiko! Its a pleasure to see the process for one of your masterpieces.

MarZel said...

Hi!! I would like to invite you to my blog!!! I have a lot of giveaways going for a tea party and I would love to have you come!!! Smiles!!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

It amazes me the detail you are able to get in such a small format.

You are such a kind and generous person Akiko for sharing with others how you do your art!

Martina said...

Oh this is soooooooooooo beautiful! Thank you for showing all the steps - it was very helpful and encouraging!

What a great ATC/ACEO - I love it!

Ingrid said...

Thank you for sharing your WIP Akiko, it is amazing. I always enjoy your work! =0)

artbyakiko said...

Karen, Mel, Gail, Martina, and Ingrid thanks for your visit.

adebanji said...

WOW!! What a wonderful behind the scenes! This is a process that takes sheer devotion!

Leanne said...

Well done, Akiko! We have very similar methods in painting! :)

DEB said...

You make it look SOOO easy! Wish my WIP's were picture worthy!

Karen Hargett said...

I can't help but say how incredible your work is - thanks so much for the WIP! I bought some acrylic ACEO canvases the other day and thought of you and how wonderful your work is.

I'm going back to look some more - thanks for sharing!

artbyakiko said...

Adebanji, Leanne, Deb, and Karen, Thanks for checking out my WIP!

Gary Keimig said...

Very nice work. I love your detail and how you do it without loosing the art concept of what you are doing.

Jala Pfaff said...

You are amazing!

artbyakiko said...

Gary and Jala, thank you so much!! :)

James Parker said...

Bless you, Akiko. A WIP from you is like a rain shower in a drought... a true delight. You paint with a passion and feel and mastery that is astounding. Thank you so much.

Linda said...

Amazing work, a Joy, You are so disciplined, which shines through in your work. Lindax

Carolee said...

I'm speechless....You are nothing short of amazing!!

~ Carolee

dominique eichi said...

Wow, what a treat this was. I also thought when you were finished you added more ! That is why you are who your are , So gifted. I appreciate this so much and I thank you for the blessing of sharing this Demo with us. It made appreciating your work even greater.
BRAVO !
You are ready NOW for a book !
Thank you.

Dean Grey said...

Akiko!

I always wanted to see you do a WIP and I finally got my wish!

But.......

Even after seeing all of your steps I still don't know how you did this! It's just so small and ridiculously detailed!

So how does it feel to be a 'modern master miniature painter'?

-Dean

Quilt Works said...

This is wonderful to see - the whole process! I love seeing the metamorphosis - thanks for sharing!

Rayna said...

Wow...It doesnt' even look like a painting, it looks like a photograph! You are amazingly talented!

adebanji said...

This is ELPA-egg, larva, pupa then adult-A serious solid process! Art in the making!

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