Saturday, January 19, 2013

Pulling out the art supplies

I have been secretly planning several portraits for Tim, and as you know, now I won't be able to surprise him with them.  I'm not usually very good at portraiture, but I found a lovely blog called Grow Creative, and using a wonderfully easy tutorial supplied by Elise at that blog,  I came up with this.  It's the first time using this technique, so I expect the next one will be better, but at least I'm testing the waters again.

Hope you like it, I know he probably would.  I also uploaded (to my youtube channel) a very short video of him that I took while in California.  He was in this same chair, but slapped a hat on for the video.  I'll post it soon.

Thanks again for all the support I am getting from you my blogger friends.  It really is helping tremendously.

8 comments:

Peri said...

This is a simple technique to learn and it is one used by lots of people. As a beginning way to do portraits, it is really good because you don't have to really worry about the drawing..just learning to get the values right. Bravo...the piece is nicely done. I haven't checked out the youtube channel yet, but I will. When do we get to see the portrait of YOU? You should do one of the new haircut!

Crafty Gal Linda said...

You are off to a great start! Beautiful.

vivian said...

wow! I'm impressed, looks great. whats the link to your you tube channel?
((hugs))

Ralph said...

A very impressive portrait that shows a real depth of knowledge of the sitter. Art is indeed a very therapeutic thing in life and you have a real talent.

Sea Gypsy said...

I can't wait to try this!

Tina said...

That looks great. I've always wanted to paint people and figures. I'll have to check out that tutorial. Glad to see you creating.
think of you often.
T

kathyj333 said...

wow. Looks like that technique works! Well done.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

I LOVE this, Peachy! Tim would have too. Actually, I'm sure he does. ♥
~Peanut