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!


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

    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!