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Canadian Musicians – Diverse, Rich

Celebrating Canadian Musicians

Canadian Musicians
Charcoal on Tan Paper, Sketchbook – Leonard Cohen

Diverse and rich, Canada celebrated its 150th birthday this past summer.  This focus led me to explore many facets of Canada’s history.  As I journeyed through some of its histories I was reminded of the countless Canadian musicians that have laid a rich musical foundation for our society.  I love music – all types of music.   Celebrating some of these musicians through drawing seems like a good fit. 

Working with Tan Paper
Canadian Musicians
Charcoal on Tan Paper, Sketchbook – Gordon Lightfoot

With a variety of subjects in mind and a goal set out, I have decided to explore the warmth and tone that tan paper can add to a drawing.  After purchasing a new Strathmore Toned Paper sketchbook and grabbing my charcoal pencils, I set out to sketch and learn more about the various artists that have enriched Canada. Three Canadian Artists portrait’s that I completed this summer include Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, and Terri Clark.  Each of these musicians has helped shape Canada’s musical landscape.  I will post more information on each artist in the upcoming weeks.

 Canadian Musicians/Hand Lettering
Canadian Musicians
Charcoal on Tan Paper, Sketchbook – Terri Clark

Deciding that I should continue to develop my hand lettering skills, I plan on incorporating hand lettering with each portrait in upcoming posts.  As I continue drawing portraits of more Canadian Musicians, I will incorporate hand lettering. The hand lettering will give more information about each artist.  Although Canada is only 150 years old, it is wonderfully rich and a diverse musical country which should be celebrated.  I look forward to exploring more Canadian musicians as I grow and develop as an artist.

If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please feel free to comment below or send me an email at eisycindy@gmail.com.  Thank you for joining me on this journey.  I look forward to seeing where it will lead.

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Portrait Time

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”   – Helen Keller

The Volunteer

One of the things I enjoy about portraits is that it gives me the chance to get to know people’s stories.   I did this portrait for an amazing lady whose love and adoration for her husband was so beautiful.  I could feel her love for her husband when she spoke about him.  This drawing was an honor to do.  🙂

Once again the challenge for this drawing was photographing it after.  Getting better though.

 

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Vintage Style

Summer

Vintage Series - 13.5 x 17 Graphite
Vintage Series – 13.5 x 17 Graphite

14 x 17 Graphite

A piece I completed while visiting Vancouver Island this summer.  The weather was so beautiful that I did not have a lot of time to draw.  In this case that is a good thing. Most of my time was spent outside playing and enjoying the Canadian Pacific coast with my family.

This piece, Summer, is the first drawing in a series of Vintage Style pieces that I will be working on.