Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Here are three portraits I've done in the past month or so. Freehand. (The girl with the purple shirt, which I call Girl With a Secret, I traced her main features lightly to get them right, but otherwise it's all freehand.)

I'm excited to say that my art teacher said the other day that we are going to "fast track" my portrait drawing because my dream is to draw people, and I am interested in taking in commissions as I improve my techniques and style. I've been working hard, several hours a day sometimes, so as to improve and hopefully at some point bring in a little $$ so John doesn't have to work so hard. Yes, I know MOST people work several hours a day! ha! But drawing and painting is different, at least in the eyes of my chiropractor--she does NOT approve of all the neck strain as I pore over my drawing board! ha! But I think it'll get a bit easier when it's not so new...

Sorry to not be as faithful with my blog as I used to be. I just don't get online nearly as often as I used to. It's almost impossible to do much with our dial-up at home, and so it's been difficult to maintain any sort of regular blogging. At some point, I may just switch to a website or something, as I build my art portfolio over the next weeks/months/years. I imagine I'll keep this for friends and family though, at least that's the plan!

I can't believe it's almost November! September and October were a blur of many, many volleyball games and practices for the girlie!

Here are some shots of her at work and play!

All for now,

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