Wednesday, October 17, 2012

On my drawing table: Author Portraits

I have wanted to do a series of author portraits.
Since I have a 'thing' for crows, blackbirds and ravens, the first portrait just had to be Poe!

The idea is to make them look sort of vintage, but with a playful, whimsical touch.

Shakespere was next, but he needs more work and I have a better idea now of what to do,
instead of the comedy/tradgedy masks.

And considering the time of year and following a customer suggestion, Washington Irving is being worked on right now.....

The finished product, printed on a vintage dictionary page. I will be listing on etsy sometime this week.


  1. These are so clever! I love the crow as well.

  2. Fantastic portraits, Susan. You are so breathtakingly talented!
    How have you been since Blogtoberfest? I just wanted to let you know that I'm hosting another (albeit gentler and more introspective) blog challenge over the month of December called #reverb12.
    Would be so rapt if you joined us!
There's a little giveaway too. :-)

    Details here:

    Take care,

    Kat xxx

    1. Oh Kat thanks a bunch for your lovely words! I am sorry to have missed your latest blog challenge, this past season was a killer one for me. I am busy playing catch up now...