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So I thought I would share a bit of a work in progress now that I’ve got underway with drawing for my final piece. Here are the portraits I’ve drawn so far…

I started off working through alphabetically but then decided to throw caution to the wind and just draw at random from my friends list. Once I have all the portraits drawn I will arrange the individual images in relation to one another in regards to the overall appearance.

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So I was thinking about my own personal reasons to be cheerful and kept coming back to the idea of “Friends” (…not the TV show!).

Good friends are always there when you need them, and even when you don’t. They are there to share the good times and can help make a bad situation seem less so.

My idea is to draw a collection of portraits of my friends. I am imagining the final piece to be large format (maybe A1) with the individual portraits being relatively small in size, so that there would be a large number of portraits included. I mocked-up this idea using a selection of repeated images from birthday cards I’ve made in the past…

My aim with the final piece would be to create a satisfying overall appearance which rewards closer viewing with the individual faces and expressions.

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