Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Another Mother


my mum didn't like the first drawing I posted of her so I had another go and this one has her complete backing.

8 comments:

karen said...

This one has MY complete backing as well....

Really GREAT job.

Kxxxxx

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks Kaz, I'll pass that along.

Larry said...

Everyone's heard the Sargent quote "A portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth"...Well, If the great master was criticized, what chance do any of us have?

He also said, "Every time I paint a portrait I loose a friend." I took that to mean, be careful who you draw....I drew some family members once and my brother called me later that day demanding a redraw.

Not knowing your mum, I can only say that it looks like a believable, living, breathing person. Nice drawing!

Hans Jenssen Illustration said...

That's Pat alright.

Chad Wallace said...

I applaud you for sticking with these portraits. I hate doing them because nobody sees themselves (or others) the same way you do - a no win situation really. I never heard that Sargent quote before, but I agree, mouths are tricky and totally change the face if even slightly off. Kudos Steve, you're getting better by the day!

Ira Robbins said...

Nice one. These portraits are really terrific.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow, never been here before. I came by via Wagonized's place. Great work, througout. Excellent.

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks for all your comments and insight, I like the Sargent quote, I'm sure gonna be using that.

Thanks again.