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Pencil Drawing – Portrait of Hepburn as Bride

Audrey Hepburn, I worship your eyebrows. The key word when drawing her fair-colored skin is “delicacy.” The original sketch must be delicate so it doesn’t show through the rest of the layers of graphite. The shading must be delicate so it doesn’t give her skin an irregular dark hue. Even her dark hair had to […]

Order Your Mother's Day Portrait Today!

Order Your Mother's Day Portrait Today!

This is the LAST WEEK to order a portrait for Mother’s Day!  “Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.” Pearl S. Buck. Mother’s come in many forms and love their children whether they are boys, girls, and even pets. […]

Pencil Portrait – Sneak Peek

Can you recognize these eyebrows……..

Commissioned Art and Artists – Past and Present

Commissioned Art and Artists – Past and Present

Sometimes while I sit at my computer, posting an image of another graphite or color pencil drawing of an animal, child, wedding, etc., I think of how much the life of an artist has changed. And how some things have stayed the same. Other than those tedious Renaissance apprenticeships (most 12 year old children these […]

Pet Portrait – "Reginald"

Pet Portrait – "Reginald"

When you are not sure what to give your daughter for her birthday, give her a puppy that she will love and cherish. If she already has an adorable puppy, then re-give the puppy in the form of a portrait! There have been numerous studies that show how having a pet can help improve your […]

Pencil Portrait for Mother's Day

Pencil Portrait for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12. This is a reminder to get something special for the wonderful mother in your life! If you want something a gift that will last for years, I recommend a pencil portrait. Remember, portrait orders are on a first come first serve basis and can take several weeks to complete. […]

Pencil Portrait Testimonials

I added a testimonial page! Lots of people only see the finished drawing and may think “hmm that’s a nice portrait.” What they don’t experience are the conversations I have with my customers, trying to learn about the subject’s personality and character. Many don’t see the dreaded first day when there is nothing but a […]

Celtic Art for St. Patrick's Day

In celebration of St. Patricks Day – let’s celebrate Celtic Art! Typically, Celtic art is ornamental, avoiding straight lines and only occasionally using symmetry. As the archaeologist Catherine Johns put it: “Common to Celtic art over a wide chronological and geographical span is an exquisite sense of balance in the layout and development of patterns. […]

Sneak Peek

Heaven- I do not want Heaven – I do not want I want to work And for me Work is a pleasure And for me Life is a joy And here there is Creation and by Creating something I get my perfection. Do you know? I do not want to work I want to love […]

Pet Portrait – The Cat Component

Pet Portrait – The Cat Component

I had so much fun drawing an extreme closeup of a dog, I decided there should be a cat component as well. This time I pulled away slightly, so the overall image did not seem as abstract and there was some negative space at the bottom. However, the majority of the image is still a […]