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Drawing A Picture of Your Nephew
Do you enjoy drawing family art portraits? If so, then drawing a picture your nephew is a way to create a special piece of family art. A couple of years ago I drew a picture of my nephew that was inspired by one of my favorite pictures that I took out at the Pinnacles, which are large boulder strewn hills in the San Bernardino Mountains. The magnificent boulders framed my nephew magnificently in the photograph, which makes for a lovely sketch as well. This was the first sketch I had made of a person in about twelve years, so I viewed this as my way of getting back into drawing people as it were. I decided to use bold colors for this composition to really make the picture I drew of my nephew stand out once it was framed, or put in my scrapbook with my other artwork.
Here is the YouTube video I made showing the finished result of the sketch I made of my nephew.
Above you can see how the completed drawing of my nephew turned out, but the photographs below show the progress from start to finish. This was my first drawing of a person in twelve years, so it was an initiation process of getting back into drawing people.
Drawing My Nephew: The Sketching Process
As I sketched the picture of my nephew I continued to add more details to the composition.
As I sketch I like to take pictures of my progress so I can see how my drawing evolves over the course of creating a composition.
Once the drawing was complete, I started coloring in the illustration with colored pencils.
The part of the illustration that I enjoy the most is when I slowed started adding colors to the background, which made it come to life.
I loved shading in each of the boulders and I had a fun time picking out various colored pencils for each one. The boulders are not exactly as these would look in real life, but that is the fun part about drawing and sketching - being able to pick your own colors.
The favorite part of sketching is finishing the piece to share with my family and friends. Now I plan on drawing more people now that I have started again.