Friday, November 18, 2011

AEDM Day 17+18 - A Likeness of My Mom

I tried to catch her from a photo. Boy, portraits are tough. I wrote a 'Likeness' rather than a "Portrait". More of a caricature..I like the loose feel and I didn't do a underlying sketch, I just drew it with my markers. I have to say the left side of her face is spot on but the right, I got carried away I guess. I have a nice photo of my sister and another of my two brothers and my son. I'd like to take a stab at those. I suppose it I were to do a true caricature it would involve exaggerating one specific feature (?). Don't know. Work has been super busy so I had a good run of it but the coming days are going to be tough as my colleague is on vacation and I'm helping to cover him. ..I am soooo looking forward to Thanksgiving and having those four days off. woohoo.

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11 comments:

pauline said...

This is fabulous!! i love your style. The detail behind your mother (the counter, the window) is excellent. Love the perspective about it too.

I found you via AEDM (happy! happy!)
... i've joined your site so i'll be visiting often.

keep creating!

We Three 3 said...

sounds great Pauline! Thank you so much for your visit and comments:)

Kathleen Conard said...

You are multi-talented! To just draw this with some markers with out an under sketch. I a VERY impressed. That will be fun to have one of the others in your family to go with tit.

face of love said...
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face of love said...

Wow! - likeness, portrait, caricature, whatever you want to call it this is an amazing piece of art! You are so talented. Totally inspiring :)

Stacie said...

She's lovely! I think you did a great job. I think it's amazing that you did it without an underlying sketch!

Janet said...

It looks great. I can't imagine drawing with pens or markers and not having a pencil sketch first. I'd make a complete mess of it.

Jamie Burch said...

Wow! You are so talented! And you did that with markers! Sorry, I get so excited to see what others are creating. Beautiful work. :)

Gwen Hughes said...

You are clever!
When I do portraits they never look like a real person.
Gwen xx

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I am a tad jealous that you can pull out some markers and whip this up... would love to be able to do that... I love the way you have used multiple colours as well xx

We Three 3 said...

thanks everyone for your kind comments:)) They really cheered me up on a day I was feeling down:)