Portrait of a Baby Party Animal

I love doing portraits of people I’m a fan of as I feel that it’s a great way of expressing my obsession love.

I was recently commissioned by someone who’s a huge fan of celebrity baby, Olivia Manzano Reyes, the daughter of Radio DJ and host Andi Manzano and club owner and restaurateur GP Reyes. Β I regularly see her pictures in my feed, with friends who are fans gushing just how cute this baby is.

And I couldn’t agree more.

From babyandbreakfast.ph

The portrait proved to be quite a challenge because I don’t draw babies regularly; I’m not that comfortable or knowledgeable with the proportions. But as they say, growth/progress lies at the edge of your comfort zone so challenge accepted. *sweat drips from my forehead haha*

The reference photos was taken from her first birthday party, which had a jungle theme. Palace Pool Club, which her dad owned, was decorated with tropical foliage and cute animal elements like stuffed toys. I was recently given samples of French brand Sennelier by Art Whale PH, and I was able to use Hooker’s Green for the background as well as different greens from Holbein. I also used my go-to paints, Shin Han PWC (also available locally via Art Whale PH).

Here’s a peek on the process. Photos were taken using my phone.

First wash
Painting of hand-painted dress
Photo 30-04-2016, 2 36 33 PM
On with the background
Painted the stuffed toys last

And heres the finished painting. Yay!

Obligatory flatlay, y’all

Belated Happy Birthday, Baby Olivia! πŸ˜€

And if you are interested in having something done, shoot me an email at megandino@gmail.com.

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