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Danni and Chris

by Sheri
(Hobart Tasmania Australia)

Portrait Drawing of Danni and Chris

Portrait Drawing of Danni and Chris

Hi to all you artists out there!

I have drawn my whole life. I just love it. The more detail for me, the better.

Lead and charcoal are my favourite mediums.

This is one portrait I was commissioned to draw from a photo. The original is A3.

As a child, I was told to stop drawing as it is a waste of time and it would get me nowhere. I couldn't stop!

I am now a mother of two beautiful children, I sell portraits as a hobby, and teach private art classes to primary school students.

Never give up :)


artist
Note from Kerry:
Hi Sheri
Your portrait drawing is incredible! I would not be able to do that without the aid of a grid. Do you measure and mark or do anything to assist you to get proportion right?

Your artwork is admirable and I am so proud of you for being a self-taught artist! Well done, I wish you all the very best with your artistic future.

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Philip Thorn

by Yvonne Johnson
(Durham)


Having another go at faces, practice, a challenge to say the least.


artist
Note from Kerry:
Hi Yvonne
Look at you go! You have such careful detail and it is very neat. I think the angle of the photo might make it look a little skewed but I am impressed all the same. Love your shadows etc. Great work, Yvonne.

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Logan

by Lauren Sauers
(wilmington N.C.)

My Little Brother Logan

My Little Brother Logan

I took a picture of my little brother, Logan, while sitting next to him in the car. I literally sat down and drew it while looking at the pic on my cell phone.

I was bored, it's not on a regular basis i draw Logan :P i know its not perfect...


***Note from Kerry:
Hi Lauren
Please keep your drawing, put the date on the back and give it to Logan when he's old enough to appreciate it. He will be in awe of your talent - you really have done an amazing job.

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My guitar tutor

by Gopesh Dadhich
(Kota, Rajasthan, India)


This is my 4th sketch....


artist
Note from Kerry:
Gopesh, please remember the submission rules which require you to send in a little story with your drawing. There's so much you can tell us -- either about the drawing (how long it took to complete, materials used etc) or tell us about your guitar tutor. I'm sure there's a lot of girls who'd love to know more about him.
Your drawing is fabulous!

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Kahlan and Richard

by Bea
(Slovakia)

(Legend of the Seeker)

(Legend of the Seeker)

Hello everyone,
i really like serial Legend of the seeker, so I decided to draw the main characters Kahlan and Richard.


***Note from Kerry:
Hello Bea
I was very impressed with your drawing, you've done a great job even though I don't know about the Legend of the Seeker. You've portrayed expression and I just love the beard shadow on the man. It's a good drawing and that's all that counts.

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Taylor Swift

by betsy
(lodi, nj)


I saw this picture of Taylor Swift and drew it. This one took longer than 1/2 hour...

***Note from Kerry:
Hi Betsy
You have an identifiable drawing style and it's very appealing. Do you just freehand or do you measure first or anything? Great job!!

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Taylor Swift Drawing Modified

by betsy
(nj)

With Enhanced Eyes

With Enhanced Eyes

Just like I did with my friend's drawing, I edited the eyes to enhance them (from my previous drawing of Taylor Swift that I submitted).


artist
Note from Kerry:

It looks great, Betsy, and it certainly hasn't ruined the picture. I still prefer the original though, I must be terribly old fashioned!

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Rose Hathaway

by Sophie
(Essex)

Rose Hathaway  - Vampire Academy :)

Rose Hathaway - Vampire Academy :)

Well.. I'd just read four of the Vampire Academy books in 2 days.. And I was in a drawing mood.

So I drew what I thought Rose would look like... It took me about 10 minutes... And I think it is one of the best portraits I have done :)


***Note from Kerry:
Hi Sophie
It's exciting when we can see our own progress, isn't it? I think your portrait of Rose is gorgeous.



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Leah and Harvey

by Yvonne Johnson
(Durham)


I am inspired by portraits on the site, thought I'd have a try, so drew my Grandchildren.


artist
Note from Kerry:
Hi Yvonne
Seriously, you are amazing me! You must be practicing a lot to be able to produce something like this for the short time you have been drawing.
The hair highlights are done very well, the drawing looks great! Good job!

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A Model Friend

by betsy
(nj)

The Model

The Model

This is a drawing of one of my model friends that I copied from her portfolio.


artist
Note from Kerry:

Betsy, you have a nice drawing style and you must be such a thoughtful person, you've done a very good job.

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Abe

by Marty
(U.S.A.)


Hello Everyone:

I just finished this in about an hour. It's not very good as I have problems with faces. This is a drawing of Abe Lincoln. The reason I wanted to post it was so You the artist on this great website could see where I am now and how I will progress in about six months. Well I hope so anyway.

So here's everyone's chance to let 'er rip. Really show me and tell me all my mistakes for I need all the help I can get. I only used a # 2 artist pencil.

Thanks All.

Marty!


***Note from Kerry:
Hi Marty, you are so brave to show one of your practice portraits, you have my utmost admiration. I will leave any critique to the experts since I am still on my own portrait journey.

I am practicing to use blending rather than lines and the other tip I keep in mind is to measure proportion with the pencil.

I look forward to sharing your portrait learning adventure, thanks for doing this!

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Abraham Lincoln

by rachel
(england)

Rachel's drawing edited in software by Marty

Rachel's drawing edited in software by Marty

I saw Marty's picture and really liked it so wanted to have a go. It's the first thing I drew for a while.

It's A3 so I couldn't scan this, and this photo is from my phone. Sorry for the bad quality, not much of the shading really shows up on this but oh well...


***Note from Kerry:
Rachel, this is fantastic! You go girl! I am very pleased Marty has inspired you to draw, it will make his day when he sees this.

***EDITED:
I have added the edited version that Marty did for Rachel in his software. Marty if you can provide the link in your comment, I'll change it to make it a live link. Thanks very much Marty, for everything!!

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Abraham Lincoln

by Carmen Rodriguez
(Columbia, MD, US )


Hi every one,
Well this is my version of “Abraham Lincoln “our 16th president of the United States.

I did this drawing for one of my grandkid's school project.

I have no experience but I love to sketch. I have been guiding myself with drawing books and DVD tutorials.

I hope you like it. Any review will be of help.
Thanks
Carmen


***Note from Kerry:
Hi Carmen,
Well, you can certainly hold your head high - this is so good! I am really excited for you because you taught yourself how to draw - that is a big deal and you have progressed extremely well. Great work! I am impressed, Carmen.

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Brandon

by Jeff
(Douglasville, Ga)

Brandon

Brandon

A friend of mine wanted me to sketch her son. She sent me a digital picture that I used as a reference for this drawing.

I used a mechanical pencil with a HB lead. Nothing fancy, and relied on a good gummy eraser to clean up any mistakes. I shaded this drawing using a tortillion.

Hope you enjoy

Thanks
Jeff

***Note from Kerry:
Jeff, I would love to be able to draw like this! Your friend must have really loved it.

Thank you so much for sharing the tools you used - I guess you knew I'd ask!

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Keegan

by Ellen Brown
(Sealy, Texas)

My Grandaughter Keegan

My Grandaughter Keegan

Another Keegan drawing from a photograph. She was wearing a bright red coat, that winter day...so I thought it only right to make the coat really red in my pencil drawing.
I used the standard graphite pencils for this drawing, then used a prism red colored pencil and blended it using a color pencil blender.


artist
Note from Kerry:

It's a fantastic drawing, Ellen. You must be so proud of your drawing collection so far.

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Khelan and Kourtney

by Yvonne Johnson
(Durham)


I've had a go of drawing my Grandchildren Leah and Harvey.
I've now tried to draw Khelan and Kourtney, Kourtney at that time was 2lb 3 ozs. She is now, after being very sick, 12lb and fighting fit.
Having a break from portraits, they are so difficult, but sometime will draw Kourtney as she is now.


artist
Note from Kerry:
Hi Yvonne
You have done incredibly well with portrait drawing so you can hold your head high. This drawing also looks fantastic.

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