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A writing tip and a drawing tip, plus a gift for you :)


This is a part of the Rise and Shine that I am doing, and it integrates well with my May Drawing challenge, where I post one drawing that I do, every single day, the whole of May. The above is made with watercolors and I am quite pleased with how it had turned out.

The Artist  Cindy Patrick, who assigned this says "You don't have to depict reality while drawing..For that, there are photos. Through your portrait, you have to transform the portrait in such a way that it engages with the viewer and evokes an emotional response in them!”

That was a new insight for me and that’s what I have attempted in this one ! I made one more and if you want to see it, as well as the reference image, you can click HERE.


I think it is the same with writing. We change the facts and details about our characters, and yet there is truth in what they speak, and what they say. In my writing course, I talk in detail about how to create characters from daily life, how to find ideas, how to develop them into  stories and much much more. The course is priced at 99.99 dollars.
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While writing  fiction or drawing, we don't always have to be 'accurate'. If it was just reporting facts, then it wouldn't be a story, it would be a news report. (I do believe in exensive research while writing the novel. But I will save that for another post)
 Sometimes, it helps to see things through a different lens to convey what you most desire to.

What emotion does this portrait evoke in you? Does it make you feel anything? Please do tell me in comments, I would love to know. 

Till tomorrow, be calm, be restful.

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Comments

  1. Awesome sketch work... Green eyes attract... In Instagram, Preeti Shenoy art page, there are two portraits. One is exactly the same as in the actual pic. The second picture has a beautiful transformation from curly scattered hair to combed hair and a green shading in the background. The second painting is portrayed with a creativity thinking. It has a lovely message which says think differently and always work with ur imaginative ideas and thinking...

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    1. Stupendous creativity in transforming the second pic in nose,lips and hair which brings about another personality from the original... You are a perfect artist ❤️

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    2. Thanks so much for checking out my portraits on Instagram too :) Nicely observed.

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  2. I remember once you posted handmade greeting cards also. They were extremely good. You are truely a versatile artist. Cooking, art and craft, gardening, writing, teaching, you are pro at so many skills. 👍👍

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    1. Thank you very much Neha. Yes, I am a compulsive creator!

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  3. Somehow I feel emotions of worrisome guy is depicted.

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    1. Yes--Ihave tried to bring out the anxiety :)

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