Pencil Portraits by Rita Kirkman
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Here is a human caricature commission I did before Christmas. I've drawn these kids every year for several years, starting from some festival somewhere. The last two years their dad has been sending pics via email, as so many other clients have. After so long, they're finally starting to look familiar to me, lol.
Last evening's drawing at the last hour, a 12 minute tired self portrait. 7x5 graphite in the sketch book. I really wanted to skip yesterday, but finally got to my hotel and saw myself in the mirror, and thought oh well, I do know how to do a quick portrait... I didn't bother filling in the hair. I should have drawn the super cute yellow cheeked gibbon at the zoo who was sitting very still, but my camera takes control in zoos; I'm always convinced the animals will give me the perfect pose if I j
Today's drawing, "Eileen with Newspaper" 7x5 graphite I had a lovely visit with a new friend who is active with the Lake Country Pastel Society. She was my hostess during the workshop. Today we went to the Minnesota Zoo. But this drawing was done last evening.
Today's drawing! "Hand Holding a Shell" 7x5 graphite This will be my last evening in Minnesota. The workshop is done and it was so great to see people face to face. There were several there who had taken a workshop from me before. I'll start to post my demos after I get home. This is my hand holding a shell from Eileen's power room. Another night I'll post a little drawing I just did of Eileen in her chair with a newspaper. 😉 (getting a head start on the coming week which might have some long d
Day 5 of 30 - "Shadiyah in the Mirror" (pastel pencil and pastel, 12x16 inches) I was honored to be the guest artist at the New Orleans Drawing Group on Thursday evening, to have a Q&A after the drawing session. See my (cringe-worthy!) 1-minute and 5-minute drawings here!
"Granddaughter and Friend" (conte and pastel pencils, 15x12 inches) sold This was another favorite commission of the Season. Who can resist a pet pig? To commission your favorite photo into a Detailed Portrait Drawing, see my prices and ordering info on my new drawings website! https://www.ritakirkmandrawings.com/pricing/
"Family Selfie" (conte and pastel pencils, 22x12 inches) sold One of my favorite commissions of the Christmas Season, this "family selfie" is the perfect modern portrait! The client was so excited to have me draw her daughter and grandkids from this candid shot that her granddaughter took. And what a shot! All smiles, no blinks, no blurries, and the composition is amazingly strong. Wish they were all this easy!
Baby Boy (conte pencil and pastel pencil, 10x8 inches) sold The Holidays are done, and the New Year under way with a vengeance! Where did the past two weeks go? Well, I for one have been catching up with my post-Christmas portrait orders, and playing with our new kitten. I also have been working on an updated Drawings site for my pencil portraits, which will still be at RitaKirkmanDrawings.com (http://ritakirkmandrawings.com/)!
Grandparents (conte pencil and pastel pencil, 12x15 inches) sold The Holidays are done, and the New Year under way with a vengeance! Where did the past two weeks go? Well, I for one have been catching up with my post-Christmas portrait orders, and playing with our new kitten. I have been working on an updated Drawings site for my pencil portraits, which will still be at RitaKirkmanDrawings.com (http://ritakirkmandrawings.com/), but will be new and improved!
Last chance is fast approaching for 50% off my pencil portraits! Sale ends Christmas Eve at 6pm. Yes, it is officially too late to have your order shipped to you in time for Christmas, but you can have your order done in January, and as long as we can receive and approve your photo(s) and deposit by December 24, you can still get the discount! See more samples, regular prices, and ordering info on my Drawing site at http://ritakirkmandrawings.com/.
commissioned portrait, conte and pastel pencil, 8x10, sold Just finished another commission for a client's girlfriend's birthday coming up in November. To save the surprise, here's another pretty girl from a few years ago. The Holidays are approaching quickly! You can see more of my pencil portraits and pricing info on my drawings site here!