I recently got a request to do a drawing of this gentleman who recently suddenly passed away. I learned that he loved his family dearly….and that he was recognized as a sharp dresser. I wanted to capture that in this drawing.
Requests for these ‘memorial’ type drawings have become a growing and important way that I am blessed to share my abilities. Feeling grateful for the gift … and honored that I am trusted to share it with the others.💕
My uncle commissioned me to draw his beautiful wife, Aunt Johnnie. 🌺. 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.
I decided to add to my portfolio so I grabbed a photo of beautiful Shayla. 🌺
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?” When I did a recent drawing of Trump (see previous post)’ people asked me, “Why’d you draw him?” Haha! 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.💛
A customer ordered a drawing for her nephew who recently moved out of his parent’s home, but he couldn’t take his dog with him right away. So, now he has a happy reminder of his furry friend. Say hello to ‘Patches’ (11×14). Woof!