Tag: pencil portrait

Pretty Girl

I decided to add to my portfolio so I grabbed a photo of beautiful Shayla. ๐ŸŒบIMG_3509


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’›



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˜


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


New Challenges…Great Fun!

I received a request for an atypical drawing recently. I think of myself as a pencil portrait (people and pets) artist but a customer asked me to draw a picture of her in-laws home; it is the house her husband grew up in. The thing that motivated me the most was envisioning all the ‘life’ moments that occurred in the house over the years; things that made the house a home. Thinking of those things made it a very fun project. ย Oh!…and by the way, I added ‘house’ drawings to my repetoire. ๐Ÿ˜‰