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Laura and her Dad, Bruce

June 10, 2006

8" x 10" on Stonehenge paper

2B Graphite

This is a portrait of my friend Laura and her dad. It was difficult to do because the ref photo was quite tiny.

This is a commissioned piece to be given as a gift.

37 Comments

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Tim Linville 08 Feb 2014

Excellent Portrait Work!A Great Likeness!

Julie Mayser 31 Jan 2009

Fantastic work, Ana! I do understand the problems inherent in working from very small reference as I once was commissioned to do a large posthumous portrait from a 1"x1.5"wallet-size school photo! I lived with the magnifying glass for quite a while!

Marika Antal 10 May 2008

Cool art work!!! good on you!!!

Teresa Dominici 25 Apr 2008

Wow, you are good at it.

Barry Huyett 08 Jan 2008

this is wonderful!!

annette steens 04 Jul 2007

you did this very good Ana!

William Boyer 20 Apr 2007

cool

Greg Joens 24 Sep 2006

Wonderful Ana.. your family will grow to appreciate your skill as your rescue these old photos.... my wife lost her brother in a car wreck many years ago. The family did not have a good photo of him... so I took the one they had and did a large pencil sketch from a 2 inch photo as a surprise gift. Cathy came home from her trip and was in tears when she saw what I had done... these are certainly worth the effort to restore.

Greg Vilton 03 Aug 2006

Very good likeness and excellent job on highlights and contrasts!

Jessica Hinsliff 26 Jun 2006

Very cute, and considering what you were working from, MAGIC! Great work.

Olga van Dijk 22 Jun 2006

Great pencil drawing, ANA!

mat lloyd 22 Jun 2006

fantastic pencil work!!

Cindy Lambert 18 Jun 2006

Ana, you have captured this image beautifully! It is difficult to work from small photos but you've not only rendered an incredible likeness, you've given them personality and spirit. Superb work!

Ginger Lovellette 17 Jun 2006

Excellent work, Ana!

Lucia Stewart 16 Jun 2006

Oh Ana, this is so beautiful!!!

José Fortunato 16 Jun 2006

Beautiful pencil work !

Katerina Koukiotis 15 Jun 2006

beautiful pencilwork!!! it looks just like the photo excellent realism skills,your friend will love this :)

Terry Harris 12 Jun 2006

Excellent portrait work!!!

Roger Anderson 12 Jun 2006

Beautiful work Ana..and I think you did an outstanding job with that small Ref photo to work from.

geri pratt 12 Jun 2006

Oh you did a lovely rendering! What a sweet and sentimental portrait!

bianca thomas 11 Jun 2006

so well captured....

Kathryn Arruda 11 Jun 2006

The likeness is very good, it's really impressive to do such work with a tiny reference photo!

Sherrie Kostura 11 Jun 2006

At first glance, it does appear a bit "tweaked" to the left, but it is absolutely right on according to the reference photo. More of his hair is showing on the left, and I believe that is why it appears offset, but all in all, Ana, it is a fabulous portrait! And I'm sure Laura is thrilled with it too.

Emily Reed 11 Jun 2006

Very fine portraiture!

adrian pickett 11 Jun 2006

good shading and smooth contrast...

Reba McDonald 11 Jun 2006

Great pencil work Ana.

Lynnda Rakos 11 Jun 2006

Ana, this is another beautful example of your work!

corry stuart 11 Jun 2006

excellent Ana they even look alike

Artist Reply: Thanks Corry, yes, I see the family resemblence too, but it is hard to tell when they are babies. Laura is around my age and I have known her for about a year now. I think she looks a lot like her dad. Her dad is no longer with us.

Analua 11 Jun 2006

Marvelous work Ana!!!!

Cathie Brock 11 Jun 2006

Excellent, thought it was a photo for a minute, wonderful pencils Ana...Cath xxx

Steen Djervad 11 Jun 2006

a happy pair

Nelly van Nieuwenhuijzen 11 Jun 2006

marvelllous portrait!! really love this very much!!

Loredana 11 Jun 2006

Ana this is a wonderful Portrait

Renata Cavanaugh 10 Jun 2006

Precious

mark jorgenson 10 Jun 2006

beautiful work!

Esther Steele 10 Jun 2006

Really beautiful work.

Penny Myers 10 Jun 2006

You did an awesome job on this as you always do.