Portrait Drawing

by Sandra Louie
(Clovis, CA, United States)

My Friend Sean

My Friend Sean

My Friend Sean Ray the Visionary Model from magazine

I started drawing for the first time in over 40 years. There was a portrait drawing class offered locally. I was intriqued, because it is very rare to find a class exclusively on portraits. So I enrolled. This is the first time I have had formal training.


The portrait of Sean is from a photograph, and is the fifth face I did outside of class assignments. I used a range of 2H, 2B, 6B, and 9B pencils.

Doug's Comments: Sandra, thank you for sharing your drawings. They're great! It looks like your portrait drawing class really paid off. Regarding Sean's drawing, you've captured a feeling, and you've worked very well with the pencils ... resulting in great textures. Over all, a very nice piece of work.

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portrait drawing remarks
by: Sounak

Excellent! Super! Fantastic! Extremely helpful.

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Amazing work!
by: Marcus

People don't really understand how amazing your work is when I just tell them. Once I show them what you've done, their reaction says it all! I'm so happy that you've rediscovered a talent and a passion, and I look forward to seeing what else you do with it. Keep up the great work!

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So Talented
by: Robert L. Ellis Jr.

Sandra, you are very talented, looks so lifelike I thought it was a photo ! absolutely beautiful ! well done ! nuff said !

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" A GOD GIVEN TALENT "
by: Karen Ellis

Sandi, " Oh my God!!" Where have you been hiding this talent, girl? The world needs to see this! I thought it was a real photograph! Its astonishing and beautiful art work that comes to life. I am amazed and at the same time I'm not. Knowing you; the way I do. You've always surprised me with all the beautiful dimensions and talents you possess. I'm so glad God blessed me with your friendship. " YOU GO GIRL !! "

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Amazing work
by: Nick

I'm very impressed. I wish that I had a quarter of your artistic talent mom. Keep it up. You're very talented.

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AMAZING
by: Marlene

Sandra, I am so impressed with your drawings. You are a very talented and professional portrait designer. I'm so very proud of you. Continue with this and do well.....

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Beyond 5 stars
by: Frank

What can I say to express how wonderful your drawings are. They are truly the work of a gift given by God. The faces look so lifelike and it seems they have a personality. I can only imagine what lies ahead of you in this gift that has been given to you. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work in the future.

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Beautiful portraits!
by: Nancy

Sandra,

I love your beautiful portraits!
They are truly great!

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Beautiful!
by: Carol

Sandra,

Your portrait drawings are absolutely beautiful! I'm so impressed. I think you found your calling.

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Amazing talent
by: Irene

Sandra,
Thank you for sharing your amazing portraits!
I hope you try other mediums to discover more of your talents...you are only just beginning to enjoy your natural artistic talent.

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Wow
by: Brenda

My first reaction was "wow" what a great portrait.It looks like you have been doing this for years. Great job!

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Excellent work!
by: FB

Very good work!

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You make me look good!
by: Sean

What can I say - you make me look good! It is wonderful that you have rediscovered all of this latent talent!

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