My First Portrait Drawing!!



This is Matthew Songmaker, a boy of 14 I believe, who can play many instruments including the fiddle which he is doing here. I drew this from a black and white photograph he had posted on his Facebook page (with his and his dad’s permission of course.) 🙂 I haven’t felt this challenged in working on a drawing in years! I have been working on it for about a week now several hours a day, but it has really been fun and relaxing.

Yesterday I bought an 8×8 black frame for it, but I haven’t decided what color matting to frame it in yet. The drawing is 6.5″ x 6″ so it is going to be interesting. I couldn’t find a smaller frame; plus the square frame looks like it will work fine.

I left out background stuff that was blurry anyway since he was the focus of the picture. I plan to give this to him as a gift as soon as I’m finished.

My next new project is going to be trying my first watercolor portrait painting of my daughter. For now I will be getting back to working on my colored pencil Nativity scene.

Have a wonderful day everyone! Give someone you love a big hug. 🙂

About whitefeatherfloating

When I began this blog I was simply going to share my writing. However, after being part of the blogging world for quite some time now, I decided to begin sharing my artwork. Patsy's Creative Corner will always have my artwork and some writing, but I also created a blog called "My Crazy Life!" in order to simply write my short autobiography and hopefully get some feedback on it as I go. However, it is a very slow project right now. You can find it here: Thanks for visiting! :)

Posted on January 7, 2014, in Art Talk and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Some day, I hope to commission a drawing from you, something of a favorite photo like this. 🙂
    Expect it. 😉


  2. This is really good. wow!


  3. Its a lovely drawing Patsy, and I like the composition, really focusing on the concentration in his face. He should be delighted with it!


  4. Heyyy ı really love it…please keep drawing and ı am looking forward to see your watercolor portrait painting too! it is really really very good drawing…ı can see your lovely spirit on your drawing…sooo nice!!!


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