Friday, November 03, 2006

Earl on His Bike

Patrick did this drawing of his friend Earl and Earl's wife and two more friends from a photo. The mountains were Patrick's addition. The actual setting looked like a parking lot!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Man and His Son

This drawing was done on typing paper and then photocopied, so some of the greys have been lost I am sure.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Two Horses

Pat says in his letter, "Well my art turned out very well I thought. It is only my third drawing of horses, and this one in particular, with movement or action.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Drew Barrymore

Patrick has captured Drew Barrymore's look very well, and his increased drawing skills are evident.

Portraiture is an avenue of art that is not for everyone. Capturing a likeness is a delicate business, and it can go awry with one tiny mark. I admire Patrick's ability, and hope he will continue to develop it.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Patrick on his Bike

Patrick on his bike at Tracy's house last summer. Looks tough and he is, but Pat is the kindest man I know.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Portrait of a Young Woman

This portrait Patrick did from a photo shows his very great improvement in capturing the human visage. He has the proportions worked out very well, and the eyes are larger. The shading is subtle and effective.

He said this is a 10-year-old girl, and that this drawing made her look 20. He immediately started on a new drawing of her, and sent this one to me.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Sharon Stone Drawing

Sharon Stone in "Basic Instinct".

Mermaid Drawing

The mermaid is lovely and I really enjoy the dolphins playing in the background.

Horse Drawing

This drawing of a horse was on the envelope of a letter Patrick sent.

Self-Portrait with Motorcycle

This second self-portrait was from a photo I took, and it looks even more like him. He started using mechanical pencils, and he likes them a lot. He is doing a lot more shading, and the shading is soft.


Patrick did this self-portrait and sent it to me in the mail. I was really surprised how well he captured his image, since he never did that much drawing of people in the past that I knew of.


The cougar drawing came from a tiny (1/2"x1/2") drawing on one of my return address labels. Patrick blew it up to about 2"x 2" on one of his envelopes.

Wolf in Closeup

This is another drawing from a photo of course.

Wolf in Snow

This drawing was done from a photo I sent Pat. There are creases in the drawing because Patrick had to fold it to send it to me by mail.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Rated R

This is, I think, based upon a magazine photo. The breasts are quite . . . er . . . perky.