Wednesday, September 3, 2014

8x10 inches
Coloured Pencil and Pitt pens on mat board

This artwork is part of my project. This artwork is also now available as a 30 page Step by Step Tutorial from either my Website or my Etsy Store. You can also watch a speed drawing of this artwork on YouTube at

Many years ago, my Father was a lay missionary in Papua New Guinea and just a few weeks ago I was looking at a photo of my Father as a young man with a group of PNG natives who were all quite young as well. At the time, I thought how fabulous it would be to have a reference photo of a PNG Tribal Elder, so you can imagine my sheer delight and absolute gratitude when the very next day my artist friend Sande sent me the reference photo for this wonderful image. The PNG natives revere their elders and the smile on this gentleman's face is one of pride as he shows off his wonderful head piece.


Autumn Leaves said...

What an amazing piece of work, Karen! Truly gorgeous! Are you still working on wood occasionally too?

Unknown said...

I never know where my art will take me Crimson Leaves. I love working on wood, so I'm sure I will go back to it at some stage as I have used it quite a bit in my art over the years:)