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Introducing Our New Baby

Introducing our new baby, little Archer. He’s the sweetest tiny guy and it’s been such a beautiful and busy eight months since he was born. I’ve been wanting to add him into the family portrait painting I made before he came along. It’s taken me awhile, but I’ve finally finished. I thought it would be cool to show you my process for making portraits.


I start out with a photograph that I love. In this case, I’m adding baby Archer to an existing painting, so I had a print out of the family portrait handy. That way I can match the style and colors.


It usually takes me several tries to get the sketch how I like it. I begin with the basic form, then add in my Lupita style circles, chevrons, stars, stripes, and style. These are just two of the fifteen or so sketches I made on plain white paper. Then the fourth one is the final sketch on watercolor paper.


Let the painting begin! I almost always start with the face then move outward in a circle from there. I’m not sure why…it just seems the most natural way for me to paint a person.


Once the painting is complete, I scan it into my computer and use Photoshop to add it to the larger family portrait.


I hope to eventually re-paint the entire family portrait so all the colors match exactly. With two small children at home it may take some time, but one day soon! 🙂


Emily Lupita

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The Book Proof is Here!

This Week @ Emily Lupita Studio:

What an amazing feeling to finally hold the book in my hands! The proof arrived this week and my dog, Mavi, and I read it for the first time together.

The proof looked great & the book order has gone in. The shipment is scheduled to arrive in two weeks…can’t wait!

Reading First ProofI found a cool set of alphabet stamps this week just in time to add to the back of most of my thank you cards. I had a great time stamping the initials of my backers on each envelope.

I also finished the first of my original alphabet paintings. I love how the bright colors make the letter drawings come alive. Here are a few photos from my studio desk of my two most recent paintings- Kindness & Wonder.

Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

-Emily Lupita

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