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Classic Beauty

My uncle commissioned me to draw his beautiful wife, Aunt Johnnie. ๐ŸŒบ. The black & white reference photo was from some 30 years ago. I like to draw from color photos because I can see tones better, but since the photo was a good, crisp closeup I was able to do a decent likeness.CEA45607-E5C8-4F40-9526-4E14E2211A2A

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Happy Mother’s Day

๐ŸŒธHAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!๐ŸŒธ …. If you don’t have children, fret not, Neither do I ….so…. ๐ŸŒบHAPPY LADIES DAY๐ŸŒบ to you. ๐Ÿ˜Š. You are a wonderful, unique, and distinct creation of God!

This is my grandmother. My mom found and sent a very old photo that was a bit torn and worn. I knew I would have to guess at some areas but I wanted to draw it as a gift to my mom. She was so surprised! ๐Ÿ˜Œ The look on her face when she received it told me that I must have done a pretty decent job. She loved it. Honoring my grandmother and blessing my momโค๏ธ.IMG_0627

Farewell President Obama

I thought I’d revisit this familiar face. The first real portrait I ever drew, 3 years ago, was from a photo of Obama back in the early days of the presidency. It’s always fun to compare old drawings to recent ones.

It’s so funny – people asked me, “Why’d you choose him to draw?” ย When I did a recent drawing of Trump (see previous post)’ people asked me, “Why’d you draw him?” ย Haha! ย Can’t please everyone… ‘ain’t even trying to’.

Humanity … its beauty, love, sorrow, joy, and all things associated with life as we experience it; that is what I try to capture in my drawings… that is why I drew ‘him‘.

Peace and Love to you.๐Ÿ’›

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CAUGHT!!

CAUGHT! Who’s bringing the fries!?! Ha!

Saw this photo of my cousin and thought, “Have I drawn fish yet?….Good for the portfolio.” ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ. I’m on vacation so I’ve had time to sketch/practice all kinds of things. Hope you all aren’t weary of these drawings yet.๐Ÿ˜‰

P.S. I’ve been fishing only once in my life; about 40 years ago. Caught one fish about the size of my hand. The End. ๐Ÿ˜

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Trump & Hillary

So, I decided to make my little artistic contribution to the 2016 presidential election madness featuring the two most unpopular candidates ever (so I hear). Trump’s hair gave me fits. It looked so fake as I was drawing, but then I remembered that it looks fake in real life too ๐Ÿค” so I just quit working on it. ๐Ÿ‘€…. and … Hillary, well, she just ought to thank me for not drawing all of what I saw on her photo. (You’re welcome, girl) ๐Ÿ˜Œ.

Anyway, it’s all good (and needed) practice. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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A Heavenly Commission

A couple weeks ago I was contacted by a young lady who asked me to do a very special drawing. She explained that her son was born two years ago, and he lived for 28 days; he never came home from the hospital.ย  She asked if I could do a drawing of him without his tubes and bandages. Well, my first thought was, “I’ve never done that but I could certainly try… and she will never have another photo of her baby, so I must try.”ย  I draw strictly from photos, not from my ‘mind’ (I’m not that skilled yet). She sent a few photos she had taken when the baby was in the hospital… and, yes, I was unsure when I saw the photos. His little face, with the tubes and bandages, told of his struggle to live.ย  I doubted my ability to do it but I asked God to show me this baby’s face without tubes and bandages, and healthy; the way he might have looked as he was ushered into the arms of the Lord.

As I started to draw, the neatest thing started to happen. My physical eyes studied the photo (as usual), however, my mind’s eye started to see a healthy baby with no bandages or anything. As I continued to draw I was excitedย  to see how his face came to life for me, I even heard God whisper to me about what I needed to do to portray the child’s little face and body. It was definitely a new challenge and a different kind of experience for me.Nate 2When I completed it, I was silenced by the results. Not that it is a perfect, artistically-skilled, and technically astounding drawing, but I felt I had totally succeeded in rendering an accurate likeness… only because God guided/showed me. Most of all I felt God approved and was pleased, and that HE had commissioned me to do this particular drawing.