Portraits of Family and Friends
Drawing portraits from life is one my favorite ways to capture a likeness of the person being drawn. Working from photographs when necessary is absolutely fine too, especially when you want to capture a certain time or place.
I did the portrait of my friend Carole shown here as a special anniversary gift for her husband. She sat at my kitchen table for about two hours and it was done. Both Carole and her husband thought it was a great likeness of her and loved it.
While on vacation in the Wisconsin Dells I did the portraits of my two children shown here. My daughter was six and my son eight at the time. We were just hanging out in the hotel room watching T.V. and playing games when I had the idea to draw them. I used Prismacolor pencils to do each of the drawings.
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A good friend of mine asked me to do a portrait from a special grade school photograph of her daughter who'd passed away.
I was happy to attempt it but nervous at the same time. I wanted it to be perfect as it meant so much to her to have it done. My friend really liked the colored pencil drawing I did and said it captured her Jessie.
The actual portrait was full of more color than the color copy I had made of it seen here. I liked the idea that something I drew could give my friend some comfort in some small way.
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