House portrait – pen and ink


This is a house portrait that I completed recently. It was a birthday gift for the owner. I love doing house portraits in addition to the pet portraits and other artwork. They have to be precise in the perspective and proportion, but they don’t have to be dull. For example, all of the landscaping that is around this house softened up the look of the portrait and gave it a bit of liveliness. And getting the details just right really helps the portrait come together and become a unique piece of artwork for the owner.

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2 comments

  1. Thanks so much, Valerie. I love doing the house portraits. That’s what I started with when I first discovered pen and ink. And thanks about the dog portrait, too. I was so happy with how it turned out. It took me about two weeks of working on it a little at a time. I actually got it done faster than I thought, so that was a pleasant surprise! I’m always a little nervous until I see it coming together…then it’s such a great feeling of “Ahhhh! That’s it!” 🙂

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