Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Graphite Drawing Completed!

Finished the graphite portrait of my husband and son. I put a lot of hours into this but I really enjoyed working on it. Just needs a couple of touch-ups, spray fixative, matting and framing and it is ready to wrap for Christmas! Below is the completed result! I'm satisfied with my efforts on this portrait and I believe my husband will like it also! Hope so anyway!

A Good Time

by Lori Talbert


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Finally Drawing Again!

Well, I have finally started drawing something of note again. I have a photo of my husband and son that I love because I think you can really see the love between them. I planned to do a graphite drawing from it for my husband for Christmas last year but never got around to it. Portraits are not usually my best subject and I was a little afraid of tackling the project. I purchased a book by Lee Hammond "How to Draw Lifelike Portraits from Photographs" and studied it. I guess I have been drawing the portrait in my mind for a year and that helped. Anyway this is the reference picture:

I am still working on the drawing but this is what I have so far:

I am pretty pleased with the results. The scan didn't quite do it justice, a lot of the shading did not show up. I plan to mat and frame the portrait when finished and give it to my husband for a gift this Christmas. Will post the finished results!

Don't anyone tell him!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Lost Classmate

I wrote earlier about the high school reunion I attended where I learned of a classmate that had cancer. I had not thought of this classmate in years as I have not thought of many of my classmates in years. I do have some memories of her from that time and I had added her to my prayers after I heard of her illness. Yesterday I was sorry to hear that she had passed away. Although we were not close in school we shared years of the same history. My thoughts are with her family. Rest in peace, Carmen!