I met Renee back in early March, I knew I had to draw her.  While drawing her portrait these are the words that came to me. I think most of us can identify with them:   Looking forward, Feeling the light and possibilities ahead. Strong. Learning to trust in herself. Powerful, beautiful woman.    …

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photo compared to drawing

I poured my heart into this new portrait of Mr. Rogers, this one took me around 12-14 hours.  The portrait is a little larger than my other colored pencil portraits (around 11″x14″).  I love being able to capture more detail in these larger sizes than I can in the smaller 5″x7″ size. I made this…

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Noelle drawing portrait of man

Brand new portrait is finished. I’m loving how much detail these colored pencils are allowing me to get. See the video come to life in this time lapse video: If that video has problems loading you can also click here. Here are some detailed sneak peeks:   I’m obsessively practicing and learning more as I…

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baby portrait by Noelle Rollins Art

Baby boy portrait artwork from Noelle Rollins Art This sweet little boy has the cutest dark hair and eyebrows, I just loved painting his cute little face.  This is an example where the photo I worked from didn’t show his hair color accurately so I was so glad to have a variety of photos and…

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Painting of mom face from Noelle Rollins Art

I always think it’s fun to watch videos of a portrait painting unfold. The way it starts out with color blocking and looking nothing like what it will end up like. Then the features slowly reveal themselves bit by bit.  I set up my time lapse camera and let it record as I spent a…

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Monday, August 11th  –  Monday, August 18th! Treat yourself and/or your loved ones to an amazing custom painting of your pet!  Show off your pet’s personality and uniqueness with a custom painting of them.   This is a fantastic way to honor a pet that has passed.  (If you’d like the name added or years,…

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Happy New Year! Cheers to you! Wishing a year of peace, love, wholeness and being our best, most authentic selves in 2013. (Tip: Make sure to adjust settings to show images)  She is whole She is connected She is love She radiates with her soul’s musical essence She has a song inside of her the…

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Hello! (tip: make sure you have images set to display on my emails) I don’t know about you but as I’m wrapping up this year I can’t help but reflect on what 2012 has been for me. I think it’s important to go through and at a minimum take a mental inventory on the year.…

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