Mar 16, 2011

Ah My Munirah!

Remember a few posts back when I said I was drawing pictures for Munirah? Well, its finally done! (Yay me!) Well, it was done quite a while back, but I finally finished writing about how I finished drawing the pictures! :D

She’s a rather difficult subject for me. It took me a few tries before I got it right. And by ‘right’ I mean that I was satisfied with the result. I even almost gave up once.

I love making profile pictures, they are very easy to make. It’s just a frame and the face. The trick is to make the face resemble the real person as closely as possible. Profile pictures are also easy to colour because of the limited space. Draw + Scan + Colour = Instant gratification.

At least, that’s how I felt before I tried drawing Munirah.

I don’t know her personally, and I’ve never seen her before. I don’t know what she likes or hates. And my reference is just Ganaesh and her LinkedIn profile picture. That picture… I’ve done things to that picture that would/might get me a lawsuit in real life. But seriously, it was way too small and the information that I could gather from it was very limited.

I was ready to give up after the second try and just tell Munirah that I couldn’t do it. But one day Ganaesh said he was going out with her for a yumcha session and I told him to show the first two trial pics to her.

You know what she said?

She loved them and wanted me to colour them. I was so happy I drew this comic. :3

And I made a breakthrough! I could draw her cute! I just had to change the angle! *slaps forehead* I’m such an idiot!
On that high I made the third pic, which was my favourite of the three.

The original file name was F***ingCuteAwesomeMunirah.jpg. I loved it that much.

But I never showed them to her until all three were complete. I wanted it to be a surprise. So I coloured them one by one. I was having trouble deciding what the background colours should be. I got nervous when I finally finished them all, but I sent it to her anyway and waited for her reply.

And you know what?

She choose the third pic as her profile picture.



m said...

Cherane, you're the loveliest! *big big hug* Your imagination of my reaction is quite close, actually. When I'm excited.. you can ask Ganaesh la how cuckoo I can be tehehee..

Thank you so much for the drawings! Means a lot to me! :')

Silencers said...

You know why she chose the third pic?
Cos it's the most sepet of them all.

Naoko said...

OMG! It's so cute! Hilariously, the captcha is Wambal (thinks of sambal instead). :p

m said...

@silencers: Cheiiitttt!!! :p

Unknown said...

silencers + soft flame: XDDDD ahahahaah!
Naoko: aaa...sambal...rindu mau makan. :p