Friday, April 19, 2013

Like Father, Like Son

Completed with 2B and a little 4B pencil, on 8 1/2" x 11" paper.
A lovely Father and Son drawing.  A little secret, the guy on the left (the son) is my boyfriend Gonzo.  I tend not to draw people I know, or see on a regular basis, because I can't draw them accurately.  Like myself, if you ask me to draw myself I look like a skewed version of myself.  Sometimes I look really angry, or really old, because I see things other people might not.  It's my interpretation of myself and I'm always told "you don't look like that".  But with Gonzo, drawing him was a good way.  I think it looks exactly like him.  But while drawing him, and looking at the photo I was provided with, I was noticing features that I have started to overlook over the years.  We've been together almost 7 years, so yeah, I guess it's allowed to not pay attention every second anymore.  His dad, well the drawing looks like the photo I was provided with, but he looks slimmer now. 
Since it's Gonzo's birthday, I figured I would honor him by posting on his birthday (and that makes 2 for the month!  And all in one week!  How about that?!)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Several months ago I was commissioned to draw a portrait of a couple from their wedding.  It was for an anniversary gift.  Which I thought was sweet.
Cassie and Willy:

It was completed with 2B and 4B pencils on 8 1/2" x 11" paper.  I was finally given the ok to post it (I do draw, sometimes I just have to wait until the drawing has been given to the proper recipients), which just so happened to coincide with my parents 41st wedding anniversary. 
I myself have never been married, so I have no idea what it takes to have a long and happy marriage.  But if my parents are any indication, it's keeping a sense of humor, laughing at the dumb stuff, and completely ignoring one another...on purpose.  :)  I'm just kidding.  I love you mom and dad, I hope you have many more anniversaries together.  And Cassie and Willy, I hope you both have a very long and happy marriage as well.