The following artwork is entitled “Portrait of a Woman”. The slightly abstract and impressionistic drawing is approximately 11″ x 14″ and was created with pens, markers, paint pens, and colored pencils on paper. The portrait was drawn from life, as the woman reclined on a couch. A live subject helps me to capture a unique vibrancy and spirit that emanates from a person.

Interestingly, the woman in this portrait became very ill a few hours after the 20 minute drawing session. I think a certain anxious discomfort was visible before the physical symptoms of the illness were felt by her. It was a 24 hour illness, and she fully recovered.

Portrait of a Woman

Portrait of a Woman
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11 thoughts on “Portrait of a Woman

  • March 27, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Amazing and beautiful. I donโ€™t know if it because you told us -but her eyes do seem to say that she doesnโ€™t feel good.
    Really nice work.

  • March 27, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Thanks Vikki! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • March 27, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Wow, that is amazing, Mike. Wonderful job.

  • April 2, 2009 at 9:56 am

    i would like to see more of your paintings.thanx

  • April 2, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks Tom! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 2, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Thanks for your interest in my artwork, bardman! Check out the art gallery for more, or stay tuned to the MDE Art Blog! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • May 3, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Hey, im in year 11 and studying art for my GCSE’s. I would just like to thank you because iv used your work a lot during my course. I use a very similar style to you, and you art is very very good. thanks again.

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  • May 5, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Thank you Charlie!
    I’m delighted to hear you found inspiration in my work. It’s amazing how much we can learn from mirroring other people, and I support your process of developing your style!

    Good luck with your artistic pursuits!


  • August 16, 2009 at 2:55 am

    just kidding ,
    good art,
    you’ve got talent!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • August 17, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Thank you, josh! ๐Ÿ™‚

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