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  Losing the Game by Margaret Harris

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Portrait drawing , full body of young boy of 8 or 9years, 18×22..I did this drawing at least 30 years ago when I only did pencil drawings..I was afraid of color ?? Capturing the light and contrast really inspired me to do this piece..It is the first piece I had printed…The printing company entered it in a printing contest and they got first place. I was pretty proud of this piece of work back then. It was pretty well the first piece I did that went anywhere.I used ordinary drawing paper at the time..I didn’t know anything about acid free paper back then…so it turned yellow and is sitting under a pile of my work in my flat drawers..but the prints look great ! Back then I didn’t have a drawing board or a studio or anything fancy.:..I drew it on my daughter’s little table that she had tea partys…Didn’t even have a light…My eyes had perfect vision…Unforturnately straining my eyes on my works has taken it;s tole..I never press on my paper to get darker color…I add my pigment in layers and use the surface as part of the effect I want. I use grades graphite pencils from 2h to 9B and charcoal for the really dark areas. I never cross my paper unless I have a protection under my hand to prevent smudging….This was a fun drawing and I think the espression on his face says it all.

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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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  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic work Margaret I just love the expression .

  • whitehawk60
    whitehawk60almost 6 years ago
    This picture was excellently done
  • Thanks Whitehawk

    – Margaret Harris

    GEORGE SANDERSONalmost 6 years ago

    Absolutely Stunning Pencil Work, Margaret !!!!

  • Thankyou so much George.

    – Margaret Harris

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKalmost 6 years ago

    Great work. The expression is fantastic.

  • Thanks Jacqui

    – Margaret Harris

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 6 years ago

    wow fabulous portrait…the shadows, folds and detail are amazing and love his expression

  • Simon Aberle
    Simon Aberlealmost 6 years ago

    This is fantastic! The jeans look absolutely awesome!
    A favourite :)

  • Thanks Simon

    – Margaret Harris

  • Sebastiaan Koenen
    Sebastiaan Koenenalmost 6 years ago

    Amazing drawing.

  • atomikboy
    atomikboyover 5 years ago


  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    awesome work .

  • Thankyou Scott..I think your work is awesome to!!

    – Margaret Harris

  • Karo / Caroline Evans (Caux-Evans)
    Karo / Carolin...over 5 years ago

    excellent work

  • Thankyou Caroline

    – Margaret Harris

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