I am a 69 year old disabled Vietnam Vet. I recently completed a painting of my best friend. He really like it and asked me to do one of his wife. They live in Hawaii and I live in Washington state, therefore, I am working from a photograph.
Now I finally got through both the Drawing Academy and the Anatomy Master Class courses. It took me a while. I understand that I have a long way to go to master the art of drawing; however, I have developed a habit to practice a little every day and, from where I see it, I have learned a lot.
Artwork by Gilberto Mello
Dear Drawing Academy Instructor and Student colleagues:
I value a lot the programs offered for a very simple reason: I can learn in my own time and at a pace that I can control, and I appreciate having this a kind of flexibility.
Portrait of a lawyer
Here is a oil portrait of my friend who is a lawyer.
Self Portrait in soft pastels
Here is a self portrait in soft pastels on brown colored pastel sheet. For this work I have used reference photo. Actually I want to do self portrait with the help of mirrors instead of using photo reference.