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Deborah Lengel's avatar Deborah Lengel

Faye is a 98-year old independent, intelligent, compassionate and passionate woman. She is an inspiration to all who are fortunate enough to cross her path. Her passion for life has inspired me to create this large scale pencil drawing of her. In an effort to capture her essence, I have built up the surface with graphite pencils on 100% cotton paper and then gone back into the surface with erasers to create a layered surface of textures and tones. When I work on a drawing of this scale, many hours are spent working up close for details and then, I step back in order to give the surface a more physical drawing texture. The balance between these two very different ways of working produced this work of art. I would like to express much gratitude to Faye’s daughter-in-law, Teresa Crawford, who lovingly spent time photographing Faye for this project.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: pencil on 100% cotton paper
  • Width: 48 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 40 inches