New Old Portrait Drawing

New Old Portrait Drawing

I was doing a little cleaning when I discovered a CD that had a file saved on it I thought was lost. It was the image of this drawing here, a commission I did back in 2010. If I remember correctly, this was the drawing I did for a gentleman at my church–the commission that helped bring in the rent money when I was a month behind. I’m glad I found this portrait again–it’s one of my favorites!

He wanted to commemorate his parents wedding anniversary–I think it was their 70th, but again, this was 5 years ago, so I’m not sure.

This is an 11 x 14 pencil on paper drawing, and it took over 20 hours to complete. I got a really great scan of this drawing that captured the detail and texture of the graphite in the paper. First is the entire drawing and then below that are some close-ups…thanks for looking!

Custom Pencil Portrait by pencil portrait artist Matt Philleo

Custom Pencil Portrait by pencil portrait artist Matt Philleo

In the detail below, we see them at the time of their wedding, along with an image of their church.

Custom pencil portrait drawing by artist Matt Philleo, detail

Custom pencil portrait drawing by artist Matt Philleo, detail

Custom Pencil Portrait drawing by artist Matt Philleo, detail

Custom Pencil Portrait drawing by artist Matt Philleo, detail

Below, of course, is the picture of this couple when they are well advanced in years. In the lower right is an image of the family farm.

Custom Pencil Portrait drawing by artist Matt Philleo, detail

Custom Pencil Portrait drawing by artist Matt Philleo, detail

And here’s the detail of that.

Custom Pencil Portrait drawing by artist Matt Philleo, detail

Custom Pencil Portrait drawing by artist Matt Philleo, detail

I love doing custom commissioned portraits like this, where I can incorporate elements that are near and dear to the people being portrayed. When they receive this as a gift, it is extra special to them, to not only have a portrait of the two of them, but to proudly display the longevity of their marriage and interweave them into the surroundings of their lives.

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"I have inscribed you on the palm of my hands."

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"Inscribed," Pencil on Paper, by Matt Philleo

One day, when I was discouraged I read a verse in the Bible, in Isaiah, 49:15-16, where it says, "Can a woman forget her nursing child And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. Behold, I have inscribed you on the palm of my hands." This verse brought such encouragement, that I created this original work of art to share the incredible love of God with others, including you!


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4 Comments

  1. Hi Matt, just wanted to email this sketch of Diane’s parents to Diane’s three brothers

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    • Matt Philleo

      Jerry, that’s fine. You’re more than welcome to!

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  2. Matt, these are my grandparents and I LOVE what you did. I really wanted to sneak it home after Grandpa’s funeral, lo. I will post to Facebook to share with my friends, if that is okay with you. It will show off my grandparents and perhaps, someone will want to have you do something for them. What would the cost be for me to get a copy? I know Diane got the print after Grandma died and that it will continue on to one of her girls. Would like one for myself, if it’s not too costly.

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    • Matt Philleo

      Hi Dawn, I’m not sure how I missed this comment. I’m so sorry! Usually my email alerts me when I get comments. A copy of this drawing as a artist-signed print would be $30 for an 11 x 14, and $20 for an 8 x 10. I’d love to get one to you. I will email this to you as well. Thanks for the compliments. This was one of my favorite drawings.

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