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Tangled

Disclaimer: I did not put a baby in a basket and cover it with rope. No child was endangered in the making of this drawing. This was not a commission. Instead, it was created for an art contest. The theme of the contest is “Stranger in a Strange Land: an exploration of alienation.”  It is […]

Brockport Artist Guild Exhibit

Brockport Artist Guild Exhibit

If you would like to see the drawings of “Josh and Veronica” or the “Little Lioness” up close and personal, they will be on display at: Brockport Artist Guild Exhibit Opening Reception: May 11th, 6-9:00PM A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market Street, Brockport NY 14420 Show runs May 5 – May 26th

Little Lioness

This was a very fun portrait – made all the more amusing because this little girl has a naturally sweet temperament. While children can be notorious models due to their tendency to fidget, they are wonderfully uninhibited with their emotion and facial expressions. Seriously, when was the last time you roared? The drawing style in […]

The Boys

The Boys

This was a very fun conglomeration of four different photographs. The portrait was commissioned by their mother who did a fantastic job describing each boy’s personality and interests. In the words of their mother, Zack (in green) and Josh (in blue) are the “goof balls,” Ben (in purple) is more serious, and Nick (in tan) […]

Josh and Veronica

Josh and Veronica were recently engaged and plan to be married this summer. Naturally, this is a great portrait opportunity. The two poses came from two very different sources. Veronica’s upturned face is from a photograph where she is hugging Josh. The groom’s pose, on the other hand, is actually from a picture on facebook. […]

Kevin and Parents

Kevin and Parents

This portrait was a Christmas surprise from Kevin to his parents. The initial photograph was very crisp and well-lit – the perfect image for a portrait. I especially liked the placement of the two parents around their son. The colors in the clothes were altered slightly so that all three matched in shades of blue […]

Hunter

Hunter

Hunter absolutely loved his stuffed animal “Boots.” I wanted to make sure that the scruffy (ahem – well-loved) fur was very apparent, but didn’t detract from the overall image. In fact, the roughness of the toy provided a nice contrast to the smooth skin of the little boy and soft rippling of his shirt. The […]

Jenn and Jason

Jenn and Jason

This portrait was commissioned as an anniversary present for Jen and Jason – who just recently celebrated being married for one whole year. And while this is not a traditional wedding pose (where the bride and groom are looking out at the viewer), it definitely illustrates the fun-loving nature of the young couple. I made […]

Becca as Eve

Becca as Eve

This particular portrait was not a commission.  However, I knew Becca would not mind if I had a little fun with one of her photographs. The apple and snake bracelet were products of my imagination and a chance to reference a popular biblical character in a modern day setting. I particularly enjoyed drawing her hands. […]

CJ and McCauley

CJ and McCauley

CJ and his little cousin McCauley make an adorable pair! To make this image I took two separate photos and merged them together. This way the tilted head of CJ and upturned face of McCauley were able to come together in a very charming composition. To make the merging of these two photographs look more […]