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My First Portrait Drawing!!

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I AM HALFWAY THERE IN COMPLETING ONE OF MY NEW YEAR’S GOALS FOR THIS MONTH! I HAVE COMPLETED A PIECE OF ART.

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.) ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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: https://spreadingmy2wings.wordpress.com 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. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Expect it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. This is really good. wow!

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  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!

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

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