Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Magnum P.I.

Way back in the days when I was a young Art Student, we used to love watching Magnum P.I.  It was always on TV on a Saturday night, just before the main movie, (we only had one TV channel back then).

We did not have a TV in our College Hostel, so on a Saturday night a black and white portable TV would be carted downstairs to the communal lounge and we would all get to watch our hero.  Tom Selleck was gorgeous back then and still is today.  

I'm getting distracted...oh yes, I remember spending a day or two in bed with the flu, and during that time, I grabbed my pencil crayons and drew this portrait of Tom Selleck from a magazine cover.  Hmm...maybe it's time for an updated portrait.

Tom Selleck as Magnum P.I.  (1983)


  1. I am in awe of your portrait painting, wish I could do them.

  2. Thank you Ann. The secret of portait drawing or painting from photographs is using a grid until you are more comfortable working without it. Believe me, I've also had many portraits that just won't work, then it's back to square one, or get a different photo to work from.


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