Friday, December 16, 2011

Polish Woman Layer 3

First of all I want to thank those of you who have so kindly given me suggestions for this current sketch in progress. I must say this is the most time I've ever spent on one sketch and I thank you for encouraging me to keep going. My original contour sketch looks so much less satisfying compared to the added layers. Here she is today:

I also have a couple of photographs that I took at Miss K's Christmas musical program last evening. She looks very angelic in these, but there is a little imp hiding inside (A very cute, playful one).

I used the liquify tool in Photoshop to disguise the out of focus kids in the background.

And here is her little sister, Miss Z, thoroughly enjoying the show:

Miss Z is coming to spend the night this evening. I am really looking forward to it. 

I've already done an hour on the treadmill, cleaned the bathroom and cleaned the kitchen, and I have some salmon fillets thawing for dinner. Now I just have to vacuum before this little one gets here.

I hope you are warm and dry and that you are finding time for yourself. Remember to take care of yourself during these stressful holiday times. Happy Holidays!!



  1. Vicki, OMG! I can't believe how beautifully your "Polish Woman" is coming along. You've certainly figured out the 3D thing. And Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  2. It's been amazing to see your Polish woman progress. Thanks so much for sharing her. She's gotten so much life and personality! Love your girls, too. My newest granddaughter was born Wednesday night and just came home from the hospital today. She is teeny, tiny...just 5 lbs 11 oz at birth...but very healthy and a great sleeper and eater.

  3. She is really coming along and developing personality now! Its is worth working at this a bit longer to see how far you can take it, particularly now that you can see the difference in each scan you have taken. I have been doing 3 minute sketches, but there are times like this when slow and steady is the way to go to do justice to your subject matter and your talent!
    Well done Vicki, and keep it up. Big hugs!

  4. Next you'll do a portrait of little Miss Z!

  5. such beautiful children, you are truly blessed you are.
    As well with great talent, the polish womans face tells a story.
    I tried emailing but it would n't go through, it was you who mentioned the Titmouse, I knew it!!!I am having such problems with google reader, blogs aren't coming up! Yours and two others aren't coming up