Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"Young at Heart"

A portrait like no other... I was overjoyed to get a request to do a portrait from someone for her very special friend who has an upcoming birthday. She asked if I can do not just any old portrait, but a fantasy one, like my girls I create. I can't tell you how happy that made me because it's the magic and the fantasy that is at the heart of all my drawings :)

Here is a girl who has a passion for all things magical... I called this piece "Young at Heart" as I wanted to capture her spirit on paper... that no matter how much time goes by, the butterflies and everything that makes her young and free will always be there, captured in this artwork forever.

What fun I had on this project, & dealing with this client was quite the Kindred Spirit herself! 


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15 comments:

  1. Wow! I love your art!It would be fun to see the real girl

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  2. The lady who receives this beautiful piece is going to love and treasure it, x

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  3. ...greetings and merry meet Joanna! ~ thankyoU sO much for this rare treat!...
    ...and to think ~ how many angels this special weeeeeh li'l one has around her!...
    ...your creative muse would be sO proud of yoU! ~ the ability to enrich the lives of those around yoU ~ messages of heartsong ~ reaching into the future ~ yoU are in deed and spirit ~ a beautiful gentle soul! ~ blessed be!...
    ...xXx...

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  4. She is beautiful. I really love her freckles. I am in love with your drawings that have just a bit of color like this one.

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  5. It's beautiful, Joanna. It is magical.

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  6. amazing....would live to see a little video of how you work...i have no comprehension of how you achieve such beautiful drawings....really...amazing as ever and always...xxx

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  7. Joanna! This is divinely gorgeous and magical! Really a wonderful mix of pencil art and color. Just beautiful.

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  8. This is amazing! A beautiful portrait of everlasting youth, I love it!

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  9. This is so wonderful. Thank you for my comment, but honestly, I do not know how you do this! You're so talented. Like the most amazing ever!!!

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  10. Hi there!
    Dave (DH) and I have just been looking through your work - he is a big fan! You know, he just said that her would love a tattoo by you! Perhaps we can talk about that sometime - of doing something really similar to your profile girl (pure) with straight hair (as she looks like Kendra) in all black and white - he's never had one before, so I thought you would like to hear that!
    This piece is so stunning!!! I LOVE all that color! and the crystal too - all the delicate features are so impressive! xoxo

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  11. This is totally gorgeous! I love how you captured the face and added in the colour, just beautiful. Blessings Niki x

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  12. Thank you! Yes, but it IS funny - Dave can be my mirror too! I recently did a painting that he loved so much, he asked me to hang it on the wall - but that's the first time he's said that ever. Ever, Ever!
    BUT he loves your style and thinks you're so talented (naturally!). I've already decided that I will order a drawing from you of Kendra and let him decide if he wants a tattoo of it in the future or not. Now, I have to think of a good excuse for a present . . . . xoxo

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  13. She is so pretty and you truly captured her youth. She definitely looks young at heart. I love the colors you used, they accentuate her so beautifully. You truly are so amazingly gifted. What a blessing for the recipient.

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