Monday, 13 April 2009

Sandy Hewitt R.I.P April 5th 2009























I was asked to draw a portrait in memory of a very close friend who we sadly and very unexpectedly lost just a few days ago....
Usually this job is something i would enjoy and find very comfortable to do, but in this case it was not so easy.
I think i must have tried at least 3 or 4 attempts to try and get it right. I have found it so very difficult as i think i am still in so much shock at our loss. Sandy has always been like a 2nd Mum to me. I have grown up, knowing her all my life and am deeply saddened by our tragic loss.
I am still not very happy with this portrait, as i dont believe i have captured my friend perfectly. My usual attention to detail is lost and my pencil work is shabby.
Looking back, i feel i have been lazy in areas and i am not happy with lack of detail in areas where i think it is really needed. I plan to draw a new portrait when i am in a better frame of mind. I think at this moment in time, i am still in a deep amount of shock. Only time will heal my pain.
May Sandy, mother of Thomas and William, Rest in Peace. I will always be there to help guide your boys and never forget all the wonderful memories we shared. May you watch over us and your spirit live on. Thank you for all that you have taught, given, shared and have done for us. I love you so much and miss you every day. The world needs more people like you. God Bless you Always. Forever and Ever, Amen.x

4 comments:

Annes Stevens said...
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Annes Stevens said...

Hey Tori,

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you. It's a lovely portrait you've made, full of character.

Take care
x

Jason Pruett said...

it seems you're having one loss after another. the pictures don't bring them back, but they're a nice way to remember them and share what they meant to you with others. you're amazing. keep it up.

MIQUEL said...

Very nice style, great portrait!