Friday, December 26, 2014

A Portrait of Drew Barrymore




Drew Barrymore, born in 1975 into the famous Barrymore acting dynasty, has been on screen since she was a small child. She made her screen debut in the 1980 film Altered States, but it is generally her role in E.T. that we all remember. Being a child star was not easy on Drew; she got pulled in to a scene that included drug and alcohol abuse, but she pulled herself right back out, and she has been a champ ever since!

Her looks are lovely, of course, but her sweet and spunky personality and gentle but strong soul show through, as well. Not only is she a wonderful and appealing actress, she is a person who I think would really be a lot of fun to just hang out with. I tried to capture her beautiful spirit in this portrait I drew a few years ago. For those of you who like the technical info, it is graphite on Strathmore 400 Series drawing paper.

Image my original artwork. Click to enlarge!

2 comments:

  1. You must have shown this one somewhere else once, because it looks familiar to me. Still, it's amazingly accurate!

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    1. Oh sure, it's on my personal Facebook page and also my All Sorts of Art by Ali Facebook page. It's one of my favorites. Glad you like it!

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