Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Sketchbook in Review: Shannon at 10

This little portrait sketch of my daughter is from many years ago. She was probably 10 or 11 at the time. She is now 35, and I think it is due time that I painted her official portrait. That will be one of my goals for 2007. I will show sketches of my son tomorrow.

Looking back shows me how far I have come. Although eyesight fails as we grow older, I see things so much better now than when I was younger. I see all the shadows in a face, all the happy lines, frown lines, the highlights. I see tone rather than line. I see the parts that make up the whole. I think 2007 will be my year of the portrait.