I draw this picture few years ago. My model was an old photo from 1921. I didn’t try to do it in 100% realistic way, I just wanted to focus on her eyes. What she was dreaming of when she was 21 years old ? Her life wasn’t easy because of wars in Finland at 1939 – 1944, but she had a long life and she raised 3 children with her husband.
Pencil drawing , May 2017
My grandchild got a new teddybear from Santa. When she opened the gift wrapping paper, she put her little hand inside the package and said : “ear” (in Finnish of course). It was a teddybear’s ear that she felt first.
This situation was real, the teddybear looked her very tenderly, when they sat on sofa. Teddybears have some sweet magic.
Anita on a beach, pencil drawing 2009
Firstly, I’m sorry about the bad quality of these photos, reflections of glass ruined them. I had to use Picasa to fix them, but couldn’t fix the girl’s eye. I cannot take new photos of these drawings, because they are not at my home anymore.
Pencil drawings 2015 + Picasa
I made a quick drawing of my daughter while she was watching children’s program in 1983. Usually people are not so interested to sit while I draw, so this was a rare moment. Nowadays I use a photo, if I draw portraits.
I found this little old drawing of my son. He had a fever and I was so worried that I couldn’t sleep at night, so I had some time to draw his picture. I still feel sympathy for him, when I see this drawing. Few days later was his third birthday.
Pencil drawing ~ 18.4.1988