Henry Lewis Tanner

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Henry Lewis Tanner

Post by delph_ambi » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:51 pm

Had a go at drawing my grandfather at art class this morning.


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Post by Lake » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:33 pm

I like his mustache and smiling eyes. I wish I could draw my family members.
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Post by delph_ambi » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:14 pm

Thanks Lake. I had to do this from an old photo, as I never knew my grandfather. The photo would have been taken in the early 1900s.

Portraiture takes a lot of practice, but it's great when it starts to work. I gave my mother a portrait of my late father for her birthday a few weeks ago, and she loved it. Makes it all worthwhile.

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Re: Henry Lewis Tanner

Post by Antcliff » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:34 pm

Enjoyed this Catherine. Up my street. Hope to see more..
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Post by delph_ambi » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:20 am

Thank you Seth! I have a whole album of old family photos, so will no doubt be producing more portraits of this type in due course.

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Post by Magpie Jane » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:45 pm

And quite a good-looking grandfather he was too!

Terrific drawing. I really enjoy your portraits (and all your other stuff).

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Re: Henry Lewis Tanner

Post by delph_ambi » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:32 am

Thanks Jane! Yes, definitely a good-looking grandfather. Wish I'd known him, but all my grandparents were long gone before I appeared on the scene.

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