Thursday, March 13, 2008

Young Sophia Loren

From a recent drawing jam over at The Drawing Board.


Blogger Alan said...

Really nice, the eyes (lips and nose) have it.

1:55 AM  
Blogger willborough said...

It's definitely her doing her smoldering passionate look. spot on!


5:35 AM  
Blogger Dumbo said...

Very well done Chris! You killed the likeness of her in this piece. I knew who it was as soon as it loaded.

6:44 AM  
Blogger Faboun'e said...

so great !
Realy .. real.. this is not a caricature cause we can't made it with a beautiful woman !
only with a pen and nothing else ?

9:26 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks everyone.

Faboun'e- This is pencil, scanned and colourised in Photoshop.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Josh Spencer said...

This is Really good Chris, I just saw this on Drawing Board.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Howard Shum said...

WOW! You kick ass, Chris!

1:46 PM  
Blogger Anders said...

excellent! (as usual... ^^)

10:36 PM  
Blogger SEILER said...

Wow, nice drawing . . . perfect eyes!

12:06 AM  
Blogger Kyle said...


1:20 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks everyone!

9:20 PM  
Blogger John Rauch said...

Fnatastic work!

11:51 AM  
Blogger Paul Moyse said...

Perfect proportions, another great one Chris.

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi - What a gift. All of your pictures are good but this one is beautiful. It's a shame that you can't present Sophia with it or perhaps you don't want to. I'm not sure that I would be able to part with such a creation.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

wonderful woman as your artwork.

10:04 PM  
Blogger She-Thing said...

Just... amazing, Mr. Wahl. I'd say you even got Loomis tutti frutti. Fab.

7:08 AM  
Blogger GOGOPEDRO said...

I'd really like to hear more on how you approach hair....I find that its one of the things that grabs my ey the most in your renderings.

Sterling work as always..


3:53 PM  
Blogger EL GRANDE said...

Classy dame. What else to looks just like her:)

Great work,
Joe y Elio

3:23 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Always a pleasure to read your comments. Thankyou.

She thing- Loomis Tutti Frutti? How 'bout Rockwell Rocky Road or Hogarth Hokey Pokey? :D

gogopedro- I find it hard to verbalise my process. Really it's just simplifying the hair into different masses instead of drawing every hair individually. It's also hard to explain because I've been influenced from so many different sources such as comics, portraiture, painting etc. That I usually switch and change to whatever process works for me at the time. For example when drawing Sophia, I just drew what I saw, not much interpretation needed for that one. For the Betty Page pic on my sketch blog, I wanted a more simplified approach such as Petty's pinup work and Dave Stevens work. When learning to draw comicbook style hair I was influenced by Alan Davis, who to me draws the best hair in comics.

Anyway, for someone who doesn't verbalise well, I sure ramble on. Hope that gives you some insight, Pedro.

9:10 PM  
Blogger Maly Siri said...

gosh i' discovering your blog, sir, and just...WOW..!! i particularly love this sophia loren, the eyes you make are soooo full of life!
i'll come back :)

10:13 PM  
Blogger Andrew Glazebrook said...

Stunning work !!

5:14 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Maly, Andrew- Thankyou both!

7:50 PM  
Blogger MICHEL CASADO said...

Eyes, lips,... spectacular look

11:43 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks Michel

6:52 PM  
Blogger Roshanda said...

This is great! I love the nostalgic quality of it.

10:34 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks roshanda. Glad to hear the nostalgic feel came across.

11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful rendering, Ms.Loren ought to have it herself...for a price naturally! Excellent!

8:25 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks big-maow.

11:37 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hello, it is the first time that I visit your blog and I have been made an impression by your work, and this picture in particular of Sofía. Bellísima!

4:49 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thankyou Kikelin!

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Sir....Just beautiful man outasight sure know how to lay that lead down...,
as always Chris, another work of art!

Lou Mareno

8:45 PM  
Blogger Beatriz Iglesias said...

The eyes...that nose...her Sofia!!! Congrats! Amazing artjob! ^__^

6:06 PM  
Blogger mark pudleiner said...

great site Chris :-)

1:24 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Lou, beatriz, pud- Thanks for your comments!

1:36 AM  
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11:22 AM  

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