Portrait: ‘Kevin’

Kev is my husband and I wanted to make an affectionate art piece. Using line-art, creating an affectionate work would be challenging. I believe I managed to achieve it, though. What do you think? (c) Deano Parsons 2021. Do you find any particular challenge with line-art, yourself? Have you experienced the same sense of challenge…

Portrait: My Mother-In-Law

How often do we hear mother-in-law horror stories, jokes and anecdotes that tell of the horrible mother-in-laws out there? Well, I am incredibly lucky, My mother-in-law is Sandra and I love her very much. She is, herself, an artist and she is very dear to me. I decided to draw her portrait, in pencil and…

Portrait: Mum

I love portraiture and so I took out a photo of my mum and drew her. This was in 2019. My beautiful mum went on to pass away in January 2020. I am so happy to have drawn this portrait of her. She did get to see this artwork and she seemed delighted with it….

Portrait: Self Bewildered

I drew this line-art styled image; a self-portrait, in early 2020. My mum has just passed away and I found myself utterly shocked and bewildered at this new reality. Have you used art to capture an image of yourself? Have you ever completed a self-portrait during a difficult time in your life? Please share your…

Portrait: Tina

My friend, Tina, is an artist and so the concept of making a portrait of her, in any form, is a little daunting. Here, I have used a line-art style. How do you feel about creating portraits of people you know? What styles of art do you employ for portraits? Please tell us about your…

Portrait: Kim

Kim is a friend and she is also an artist. These line-art style of portraits, which seem a little more like caricatures to me, are never particularly flattering. That said, I see humour and integrity in this image. Do you find it a risk, to make a portrait of someone that you know? Please share…

Portrait: Jo

Jo is a friend who is not a fan of images of herself. That made creating this image a little more challenging but Jo received this image very well and in good humour. Phew! Have you ever tried the line-art style of drawing? I particularly enjoy making portraits in this style. Please share something of…

Drawing Practice: Birds

I recall pulling out a wildlife book, one rainy day in my teens, and simply drawing some of the birds from the book. It was practice, for my high school art course projects and it was also a rainy day, so it was a nice way to spend an hour or so while the rain…

Australia: A High School Art Project

I still have some of the art I created back in high school. One little collection has the theme of Australia; a land I came to love through my cousins, who are from there. I went to Australia, years after this project. It was 1996 and my dream of walking in that beautiful land came…

Mugshots

This was a fun project. Using a line-art method, I created five portrait images and then added this design onto the mug template. I was able to order the mug and this was sent through the kiln for firing. I’m pleased with the end result. What do you think? Please share your answer in the…