Journal

Portrait Tutorial

If anyone would like to see my tutorial of my self portrait then I have images posted here.

There are 12 steps in total to this tutorial that you can view and each image has a detailed explanation for those that would like to know how I put this portrait together and the process and techniques I use to render skin tone.

Happy viewing!

God Bless
Tahnja

Father's Day Loss

My hands are shaking
My knees are weak
My back is killing me
My pain is deep

Slumped in my seat
At the end of my shift
The sun shines in
I’m completely adrift

I sit in my car
Frozen in time
My memory wounds me
Thoughts fill my mind

Flashes of sorrow
It’s Father’s Day again
So many years passed
No tears to mend

Now it is vivid
The day of my loss
A child with no Daddy
My Father’s Day cross

My brother and me
We gathered your things
The silence was numbing
T’was abandoning

Then at the funeral
The isolation was loud
There was only you and me Dad
Broken, alone, lost in the crowd

No one else knew you
No one else cared
Now they were acting
Their grief was impaired

I knelt at your side
They lowered the coffin
Your name etched in silver
The same as Mum’s coffin

Tears fell so silent
I couldn…