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Wakhan Girl – Commissioned Coloured Pencil Portrait

Wakhan Girl is a portrait of a child who lives in the Wakhan Corridor, Afghanistan. The client met her and her family whilst travelling in the region, and took the incredible photograph that inspired this drawing. As with my earlier artwork, Bhutan Women, this has become a visual record of traditional costume from before increasing Westernisation led to changes in the culture and communities.

The sheer complexity of this picture and the arresting expression on the young girl’s face made this by far the most challenging drawing I have experienced. Commissioned portraits are wonderful for stretching me as an artist as they so often contain elements – such as all these beads she is wearing, or the embroidered thread decorating her waistcoat, that I would not ordinarily choose to draw for fun. In addition, working on the fawn coloured paper brought unexpected changes to the vibrancy of the pencil. It is the perfect choice to bring out the white of her head scarf, but meant I had to find a new way to work compared to the more familar approach with white paper.

As is the way with moving beyond your comfort zone, this drawing brings with it for me a sense of pride, greater knowledge of the potential of coloured pencil, and the desire to take all I now know forward into my future creations.

 

 

 

 

Tamsin-Dearing-Pencil

A Handful of Chillies

Pastel

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Woman in White

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Pondering

Pastel

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Nuthatch

Pastel

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Rosie

Pastel

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Red Squirrel

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Posturing Peacock of Pencarrow

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Blue Tit

Pastel

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Amur Leopard

Graphite Pencil

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Yannick

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Moggy

Coloured Pencil

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Welcome to the World

Coloured Pencil

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Watching

Coloured Pencil

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The Witchdoctor's Daughter

Graphite Pencil

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Wakhan Girl

Coloured Pencil

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Tibetan Shaman

Pastel

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The Violet Veil

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Self Portrait

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Sita

Coloured Pencil

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Morse

Coloured Pencil

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Monochrome Mothering

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Sculpted

Coloured Pencil

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Dancer

Coloured Pencil

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Barn Owl

Pastel

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Bonny Miss Bonnie

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Boxer

Coloured Pencil

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CAT

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Chewing it Over

Pastel

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Chestnut

Pastel

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Clyde

Pastel

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Fiona

Graphite Pencil

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Kingfisher

Pastel

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First Forage

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Jasper

Coloured Pencil

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Goldfinch

Pastel

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Golden Retriever

Pastel

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Jessie

Graphite Pencil

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Just Popping Out

Pastel

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Little Owl

Coloured Pencil

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Koda

Graphite Pencil

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Paul

Graphite Pencil

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Mother's Milk

Pastel

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Mikey

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Spirited

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Sharon

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Snow Leopard

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Ziggy

Coloured Pencil

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What a Hoot!

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Toucan

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Tiger

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Billy the Kid

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Riot

Graphite Pencil

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A Lifetime of Laughter

Graphite Pencil

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An Age of Indigo

Coloured Pencil

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Cub Scout

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Jay

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An Apprentice of Indigo

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Melissa

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Pepsi

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Rosy

Graphite and Coloured Pencil

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Goldfinch after Fabritius

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A Thirst For Life

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Bess

Graphite Pencil

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Lisa and Danny

Graphite Pencil

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Himba Woman

Graphite Pencil

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Mrs Wong

Graphite Pencil

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Lily and Jasmine

Graphite Pencil

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Kirk Family

Graphite Pencil

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Introducing Ellie

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Joy

Graphite Pencil

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Kids

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Heart of Stone

Graphite Pencil

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Heather

Graphite Pencil

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Anne

Graphite Pencil

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Emma's Boys

Graphite Pencil

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Fisher Boy

Graphite Pencil

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Daryl

Coloured Pencil

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Bolgatanga Baby

Graphite Pencil

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Dalat Girl

Coloured Pencil

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Connie

Graphite Pencil

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Billy, Emily and Verity

Graphite Pencil

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Bhutan Women

Coloured Pencil

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Albert

Coloured Pencil

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