Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Three Pencil Potrait

"We often feel that we don't have the time or energy to extend ourselves to others with the small gestures that compose what we call common courtesy. It sometimes seems that this kind of social awareness belongs to the past, to smaller towns and slower times. Yet, when someone extends this kind of courtesy to us, we always feel touched. Someone who lends a helping hand when we are struggling with our groceries makes an impression because many people just walk right by. Even someone who simply makes the effort to look us in the eye, smile, and greet us properly when entering a room stands out of the crowd. It seems these people carry with them the elegance and grace of another time, and we are always thankful for our contact with them. Common courtesy is a small gesture that makes a big difference."

This portrait still needs tweaking and layering but I had nothing to post at the moment so I'll post this before it is finished. My second assignment from the class "Portriats in Three Part - Harmony"


Pilan said...

Beautiful Just Beautiful!! looks just like you too!! The year of sketching has paid off.

Jeanette Jobson said...

He has such a sweet face. And you've done a beautiful job of capturing it Mary.

Mary said...

Thank Paula and Jeanette. In real life he does have a very special gaze and is quite a little guy.