Tuesday, February 28, 2017

My Dad

I've had this photo of my Dad, taken about a year before he passed away.  In the recent month I have been thinking a lot about drawing him, but whenever I sat and thought about it I got quite emotional, I still do just typing about it.

Well, I got up the courage to try and draw him, remembering that I am still very much in the early stages of learning how to draw!  However, with the welcomed advice of my Art teacher, I persevered and am happy and touched by the results.


I used 4 or 5 Pastel Pencil crayons ( first time using this medium) and sketched him on some tan paper.

I'm happy to say that slowly but surely I am starting to capture likeness more accurately.  Having said that though, I am not really after likeness, I am rather more interested in capturing the mood and the feelings that go with what I am drawing, which also means that it's going to very much depend on my state of mind/heart on the day that I draw.  And that's just fine by me....


Cindy C. said...

I think you've done a great job capturing his mood and feeling. Time would heal everything, you'll remember all the precious moments you shared together. Take care!

Dawn Turley said...

You have done an awesome job Brenda. It must have been very emotional

Martha said...

Hi, Brenda!
OH, I became SO emotional, as I read your lovely post about your Dad. You are one talented artist and writer. This is simply beautiful.
-BIG HUGS!! ♥♥