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A Pen and Ink Portrait from a Photograph.

First, the story. Quickly.

This portrait is of an FB friend of mine and it was inspired by her avatar image (which you see as an inset in the following picture.) I love drawing people too and though this blog has so far not displayed many of my people-portraits, I have done many in the past. Most often the portraits that I do are personal commissions, and unlike my magazine illustrations, they seldom are published. Every once in a while, I receive an email inquiring whether I’d be open to personal commissions. Of course, I am.  An artist is energized by the knowledge that her creative effort would receive the love and affection of the entire family.

I’d like to begin by thanking Mary for giving me the permission to share her photograph with this portrait.  This was a rather small photograph so I had requested her for some additional pictures. Those pictures helped me fill in the details of her features.

Pen and Ink portrait of a beautiful young girl - done in Pen and Ink from a Photograph.

 

Here’s the portrait. The size of the artwork is approximately 8 inches by 10 inches.

Pen and Ink Portrait of a young woman - done from Photograph.

I enjoyed the process of drawing the portrait immensely.

I am also grateful to Mary for her kind words.

“I love it! You did such wonderful work and I can’t wait to share it with my friends and family! Thank you again and I will enjoy the drawing for years to come!”

Thank you, Mary.

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