Saturday, November 27, 2010

Artistic Pursuits

Mama decided to do a pencil portrait of Papa's parents as a Christmas present for my Grandma this year.  Here is the original photo that she worked from:

This is the basic outline that she started with.  She used a grid to get a correct likeness during this phase.

At this point, she had begun to do the initial shading. 

She started out working with the light shading, but then she switched and did all the dark areas first.

The artist at work!

The finished product.

The happy recipient!


  1. Wow, that's amazing!! What a way to honor your parents : )

  2. Fine work Judith! (and left handed too) Dave Rickard

  3. What talent! Lovely work, Mrs. Pedersen.

  4. Thank you for your kind comments Tossell Family, Dave, and Emily. After Gerald's dad died last spring, I felt a strong compulsion to do the drawing for his mom. I enjoyed doing it.