My Mother

My grandparents commissioned me to draw a portrait of my lovely mother. Her scarf took a long time to work on, but I think it really completes the picture. I also like the strong contrast of values for this particular portrait. It was quite interesting drawing a family member. I find it’s a nice thing to have. I am sure my grandparents will enjoy it.

Joy

Grand Family Time

Every week I go downtown to a coffee shop, listen to music on their open mic night, spend time with friends, and also work on my drawings in this art-filled environment. I love it so much, and it has been a great testimony to be able to show my God-given talent to perfect strangers. It is also a wonderful place for me to receive more commissions. I have made friends with many of the workers there, and one of the baristas commissioned me to do this sweet picture. Looks like he was a little inspired after seeing the drawing I did for my friend Tyler a couple of weeks ago. I enjoyed drawing this picture.

Grandfather and granddaughter

Father and Daughter

My good friend and fellow art major, Tyler, commissioned me to draw this really neat picture of his mom and her dad. I thought it was really sweet, and I had so much fun drawing it. I’m always excited to draw portraits that are a little different, or from another angle. This particular drawing ended up being a sort of portrait and landscape duo.  

Father and daughter

Vanitas

Back when I took Drawing I class at North Greenville, for our last project we had to produce three different Vanitas Still-lifes. In the drawings, each object is a symbol and represents something which the drawing talks about as a whole. It was slightly challenging to find objects that gave meaning to the message I tried to convey. A little research did help to give me ideas, and allowed me to bring further meaning into my work than I had anticipated. More work from Drawing I, II, and III will be posted once I have completed the finishing touches.

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