Family Portrait

Family Portrait - student project

I had so much fun with this! I've always had a bit of a mental block against drawing people, even cartoon characters, but Ira's class helped me break out of that by providing super clear, easy steps to understanding how faces and expressions work. I've always been looking for something like this that gives me the baseline and I can add my own details on top of that!

So I took a photo of our family, applied the techniques and guidelines from this class and created a special painting to send digitally to the grannies as a mother's day card - extra special since we're in lockdown at the moment and can't even see them in person. Thanks Ira for empowering me with amazing tools to get started on my cartoon and character journey! This painting will always have a super special place in my heart - hope you guys like it too :)

Jo-Marie Barlow
Watercolour Creative
Teacher