Trev

by Jan Byrne
(Runcorn, UK)

This is a portrait of my brother, Trev. It was done as a Christmas (2007) present for Mum.

I used Saunders Waterford Hot Press watercolour paper, 1/4 imp, 300gsm. Mechanical and clutch pencils of various grades, from 3H to 4B.
The approximate size of the actual drawing is 9" x 12".

I've been learning how to draw "properly" for about 16 months and am now compiling a collection for Mum of all of the family members. So far she has four portraits, Dad, by brother, Keith, Trev and myself, plus one of my eldest daughter. I'm in the process of drawing my eldest sister at the moment, so that just leaves Mum and my younger sister to do.

Most challenging in this portrait was the beard, trying to get it to look realistic was the easy part, but getting in to look less flat was the hard part.

I'm really pleased with the eyes and the mouth.

If I did this picture again, I would spend more time refining the beard depth and shading.

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Hi Lori
by: Anonymous

Hi Lori, thank you for your lovely comments about my portrait of "Trev" and also about my sister, June! I have sent you a friend request on FB, as I have photos of most of my drawings there should you want to take a look.

Thanks again for your comments,
Jan :0)

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Trev
by: Lori Volkers

You are a very good artist, and you have a knack for getting the personality as well as the features!! This is simply beautiful!!! I lost a comment I had for you on your sister's portrait, I'd love to send it to you!! I hope to see the rest of your family as well!!

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This is great!
by: Jill

He looks like a nice person. Very well done!

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Trev
by: Grandad Ken

What are you about Jan, IS PERFECT.

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Well done!
by: Margaret

Jan this is a great drawing well done.

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Trev
by: Mops

Hi Jan:
FANTASTIC!!
Mops

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TREV
by: Andrea

Brilliant.

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Impressive
by: Dezi

Jan, you did an incredible job on this! I love the way you did the skin on his face! That's something that I really have to work on. The mouth, the ear,it all came out just beautifully!

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Super Portrait!!
by: Tina

Jan,

This is most impressive!! It looks like a black and white photograph! His eyes look so life like and you did an awesome job on his teeth and beard.
I always struggle with teeth. Your Mom must be very proud!

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The eyes have it
by: Adelaide

This is simply sensational, looks like a photograph. The eyes really have it, they grab your attention instantly, then your attention goes directly to the mouth. A stunning portrait!

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So cute!
by: Anonymous

It's an honor to be on this site with such great artists as you. As a reminder, we are all too critical of ourselves. I think the beard is just great.

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wow
by: sonya

wow jan,
i would say it is more like a photograph than a pencil -graphite work--so realistic. you are good!

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Trev
by: Susan

Jan
What a wonderful job as I was scrolling down I thought I was looking at a black and white photograph
Fantastic!!!

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