August 7, 2009

'Gracie'


This is my latest pencil work. Thanks to Stephen Baird an amazing photographer you can find at http://nikonsniper.blogspot.com/. He joined my blog this week and when I saw his photos I asked his permission to do some in pencil and watercolor. He travels and gets to record all the wonders of different people, places and things. Stephen, thank you for your generosity. This was done using my Staedtler drawing pencils on smooth Bristol paper about 11"14". I use diagonal, vertical and crosshatch lines, and my trusty kneaded eraser.
UPDATE:: I picked a few of Steves photos to recreate, this one I couldn't wait to do, it was five hours work , I enjoyed every single minute, and after I posted it found out that its his granddaughter. Well hello Gracie. I hope you like your picture. !

8 comments:

  1. well done barbra joan.
    i called her mother (of 5) and she got her to look at the photo online ... she knew it was her. her name is kierstin but i know that isn't how you spell it ... partly because her parents have given this little one so many nicknames that her real name is never really said by anyone but me. she is known mostly by gracie.
    nikonsniper steve

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  2. I love your drawings, Barbra! And, how lucky to find inspiration on the web. Hmmmmmmmmmm.

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  3. Dad..you are right it is Kierstin although Sean thinks it is Kiersten. She is gracie though! Barbra I emailed you through etsy. Thank you for choosing my daughter for your artwork! You did great!!!!

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  4. barbra-she loves her picture and is just tickled to see her self as you drew her with "pencils"...something she knows! I wish you knew her...she is so spirited and tonight was dancing around in her sundress singing songs that she learned at VBS. She is 3 but will tell you with great certainty that she is 5! She is a great joy to us and our only blonde! I thank you again!

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  5. Barbra what an amazing job, your are inspirational!

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  6. sorry, i don´t speak english..
    but...your pencil are fantatisc!
    parabéns!!!
    :D

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  7. Denilson I understand perfectly ,, thank you so much.

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  8. precious...very airy and delicate.

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