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50th Wedding Anniversary

This was done from black and white (the altered photos as the originals were from the 1950s and were not in the best of condition) and comb…

Started by Richard Giordano

0 Aug 28


This was interpreted from a magazine ad for Olia Garnier. For the the original coloured version, this can be found at the following link: h…

Started by Richard Giordano

2 Aug 28
Reply by Richard Giordano

Tom Thomson

This was done from a photo, the original below: The face is larger than I liked it to be, as it was done with multiple pencils types and…

Started by Richard Giordano

0 Aug 28

Drawing a pencil portrait from an old photograph

I have started drawing a portrait in pencil and the preliminary sketch is beginning to form, but wondering if you can draw sketches of the…

Started by Angela Harrison

5 Jan 14
Reply by Angela Harrison

Getting the subject's look

I'm uploading a source photo of my niece's daughter.  She's 11 and this photo was suggested to me by her mother. I don't usually do childre…

Started by Flo Adar

2 Oct 10, 2018
Reply by Carla Cryptic

Skin, skin and more skin... not to mention hair! ;)

For a long time (since I first held a pencil in my grubby little toddler hand), I've been working through a process which would allow me to…

Started by Carla Cryptic

12 Nov 19, 2017
Reply by Carla Cryptic

Practice Practice Practice ....all done with Andrea

I'm going to do portrait after portrait hopefully to improve . This is my niece Andrea By my husband's sister , Andrea is 46 . Here is the…

Started by Brenda Morgado

6 May 26, 2017
Reply by Brenda Morgado

My grandson's pastel portrait

Hi , this is an 8x10pastel of my grandson Max 8 yrs old . I love to do pastel portraits and everyone tells me I am good ...BUT my daughter…

Started by Brenda Morgado

5 May 24, 2017
Reply by Brenda Morgado

La Priere after Bouguereau

This is a copy from the French artist Bouguereau. You can find the original painting on the Art Renewal site. I find the lighting especiall…

Started by Mike Fone

5 Apr 10, 2017
Reply by Robert (Bob) Murray

The Indian Man

Oils on 12 x 16 inch canvas I asked my neighbours son if I could take his photo for a painting. He said yes.So, zoom in, snap snap and away…

Started by Mike Fone

8 Dec 6, 2016
Reply by Marguerite Valdez



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