Category Archives: Family Portraits

Unique Faces in Detail

I continue to experiment with a drawing technique that

I think creates a unique presentation. Its a simple approach,Reggie Goodman Pencil Portrait w-Logo Mike Kitchens 09262016.jpg

drawing portraits without the benefit of shading or any form of line

work softening other than line density.  I find when I draw people

this way I get a level of detail that I find fascinating – taking the time

to study and draw another’s features at a level of detail that exaggerates

the smallest elements of their faces in a way that I think emphasizes

their individual & unique character lines – but many can find intimidating

or artificially “aging” the subject.  In this example, I have drawn a friend

of mine who was brave enough to allow me to do so.


Please let me introduce you to my friend, Mr. Reginald Goodman, Air Force

LtCol (ret), who continues to work in the service of our country within




Gabriela Every Once in a while I see something special That catches my eye And makes me pause   On the one hand so familiar But also very unique That for a moment I have to Stop And take a second look   Such was the case When I saw this quick Image of Gabriela… Continue Reading

A Special Father’s Day Surprise

Susannah wanted to create a truly unique and very thoughtful Father’s Day gift for her Husband. Her idea was to capture different pictures of the Children  Two currently separated from their Dad ….But all three very loved ….. And all resident in his heart   And surprise him with a loving – very personal & very special Portrait for his… Continue Reading