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Please click on Image for larger view .. Portrait ..Graphite drawing of two people one behind the other and overlays of motorcycle and smaller image of two people. This portrait drawing has “Featured” in
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I used coquille paper cold press 2ply 22×30 is my favorite paper …it has a stiple surface so has no surprises…it is a big part of the effect I want…it takes graphite well. Also when using led you don’t pick up a shine.
I used graphite for the drawing ..pencils from 9B ..I work from left to right and never cross my work once finished to prevent smudging .I apply in layers never pressing on my paper ..Spray lightly with hairspray mist. being sure not to get it wet or you can get tiny islands on your paper giving it a harsher look….I like a soft look…
This is a picture of my sister-in-law Lois..and her husband Dave…she left some pictures at my place and I took it as a hint that she wanted me to do something with them… so this was a Christmas gift. They loved it..


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I am a self taught portrait artist and photographer from Canada. I joined RB 2009. Most of my work is done in watercolor pencil, graphite, and pastel.

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  • smithrankenART
    smithrankenARTover 5 years ago

    this would look good in “Shades of Grey” RB group

  • mrscarlotta
    mrscarlottaover 5 years ago

    This is so brilliant gorgeous xxxxxxxx

  • Carol Berliner
    Carol Berlinerover 5 years ago

    Greeeeat an instant fav!

  • Samantha Norbury
    Samantha Norburyover 5 years ago

    Wow! This is seriously good! No wonder all of your family want a drawing done! I love the work on the beard – I find hair the hardest part to draw. This is brilliant. =)
    (There’s a group called 100% you might also want to join if you haven’t already?)

  • Renee Dawson
    Renee Dawsonover 5 years ago

    I can truly appreciate how much time & work went into this piece Margaret. You did a fantastic job! Congratulations on your feature.

  • Thankyou Renee

    – Margaret Harris

  • gothgirl
    gothgirlover 5 years ago

    wow, what talent you have. You have captured the mood so well

  • Thankyou Gothgirl.

    – Margaret Harris

  • Sebastiaan Koenen
    Sebastiaan Koenenover 5 years ago

    This is incredible realistic… It could be very well be that your family indeed doesn’t see the amount of work in making realistic drawings. Then again, there are people who do!

    about the paper, I lately like to use Hahnemuhle sketchpaper with a little yellow tint. This gives my drawings some old looking effect. Don’t know the paper you talk about. I will look for it sometime!

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  • Margaret Harris
    Margaret Harrisover 5 years ago
    Thankyou so much for the `Feature`..Your Accepted !!
  • KarDanCreations
    KarDanCreationsover 5 years ago

    Fantastic work, what a great present for your sis-in-law. She is definately lucky to have such talent in the family. As a fellow Harley rider, I know my wife would love to have a portrait done like this of us someday too. Keep it up, I look forward to seeing more of your work like this.

  • Ya I am thinking about doing something else in motorcycles..I`m glad you liked it…yes my sister-in-law was happy! They have it hanging over their fireplace.

    – Margaret Harris

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