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    Custom Portrait Winner & Call for Entries – Open Subject : Week #32 (8/3-8/7)

    August
    3
    2009


    Peasley Week 31 Custom Portrait Giveaway Winner
    Today begins Week #32 of my 2009 weekly graphite portrait giveaway! Each week, one winner will be selected to receive one 5×7 graphite (pencil) drawing from their photograph.

    Last week’s winner was Ken O’Connor, who shared a beautiful and poignant look over the life of Peasley, his much loved tabby cat. You can read his entry in full here.

    A note on framing for portrait winners: I recommend
    Nielsen Bainbridge Archival Gallery Frames

    available through Dick Blick.
    Sox & BJ (below) are framed using this frame:

    cat portrait drawing by Leanne Wildermuth

    Weekly Contest Announcement!

     

    WEEK 32 : CALL FOR ENTRIES
    Theme

        : OPEN SUBJECT (single subject – dog, cat or any other critter – person, place or thing!)

    Deadline

        : Friday, August 7, 2009 (around 5pm CST)

    To Enter

        : Leave a comment (your chances are greatly improved if you share something about your subject), include a link to your photo. If you do not have a photo uploaded online, please indicate that you are e-mailing the photo and e-mail the photo to: gallery *at* intricateart dot-com.

    Your entry must be left below, or it will not be considered.

    Note: *G* Rating only

    Each Monday, I post the weekly Call for Entries along with the previous weeks completed portrait (above). I may change the subject theme each week, or leave the theme open, so please pay close attention to the details in each announcement.

    Entries will be accepted through Friday afternoon around 5PM CST, at which time I will close comments and select one winner from the entries received. I’ll publish the completed winning portrait with the following week’s Giveaway announcement. If you’re a fan on Facebook, you might just get a sneak peek at the winning portrait before I publish it here!

    Qualified entries will include a valid e-mail address, and the comment should include one link to a photograph owned/taken by the entrant. If you do not have a place to upload photos to link one, you can e-mail it to gallery *at* intricateart dot-com. Your entry, however, should be included in the comment section below, with your story – should you choose to include one.

    The Selection Process: In case you’re curious, I’ll share my little artsy process in selecting the winner. First – I do not read any entries at all during the week. I do not read them because I don’t want anyone’s entries to have any more time than any others to settle in my creative brain. At the end of the week, I close comments. When I sit down to go through all of the entries, I read the story first, and open the photo link in a new window. When I finish reading, I flip over to the photo and my initial reaction is what I go by.

    If your entry is not chosen, you may enter again. I encourage you to include a short story with your entry.

    Once you have won a portrait, I ask that you refrain from multiple entries, to give others an opportunity to win one as well.

    Your challenge? To inspire me! Choose your photo wisely – I will select a winner based on how the photo and/or story moves me.

    Good luck!!

     

    Weekly Portrait Giveaway
    Put this button on your blog to remind yourself to enter each week!
    Link it to:
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    Or just copy and paste this code:
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    Don’t want to wait? Commission your own 5×7 graphite custom portrait
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    Custom Portrait Winner & Call for Entries – Open Subject : Week #31 (7/27-7/31)

    July
    27
    2009


    Dog portrait black lab pencil drawing by Leanne Wildermuth
    Today begins Week #31 of my 2009 weekly graphite portrait giveaway! Each week, one winner will be selected to receive one 5×7 graphite (pencil) drawing from their photograph.

    Last week’s winner was Ken Mass, who over the last few weeks, shared some touching memories of his black lab, Samson. You can read his entries here (Samson the security dog), here (talking to a fox) and here (a heartfelt goodbye).

    A note on framing for portrait winners: I recommend
    Nielsen Bainbridge Archival Gallery Frames

    available through Dick Blick.
    Sox & BJ (below) are framed using this frame:

    cat portrait drawing by Leanne Wildermuth

    Weekly Contest Announcement!

     

    WEEK 31 : CALL FOR ENTRIES
    Theme

        : OPEN SUBJECT (single subject – dog, cat or any other critter – person, place or thing!)

    Deadline

        : Friday, July 31, 2009 (around 5pm CST)

    To Enter

        : Leave a comment (your chances are greatly improved if you share something about your subject), include a link to your photo. If you do not have a photo uploaded online, please indicate that you are e-mailing the photo and e-mail the photo to: gallery *at* intricateart dot-com.

    Your entry must be left below, or it will not be considered.

    Note: *G* Rating only

    Each Monday, I post the weekly Call for Entries along with the previous weeks completed portrait (above). I may change the subject theme each week, or leave the theme open, so please pay close attention to the details in each announcement.

    Entries will be accepted through Friday afternoon around 5PM CST, at which time I will close comments and select one winner from the entries received. I’ll publish the completed winning portrait with the following week’s Giveaway announcement. If you’re a fan on Facebook, you might just get a sneak peek at the winning portrait before I publish it here!

    Qualified entries will include a valid e-mail address, and the comment should include one link to a photograph owned/taken by the entrant. If you do not have a place to upload photos to link one, you can e-mail it to gallery *at* intricateart dot-com. Your entry, however, should be included in the comment section below, with your story – should you choose to include one.

    The Selection Process: In case you’re curious, I’ll share my little artsy process in selecting the winner. First – I do not read any entries at all during the week. I do not read them because I don’t want anyone’s entries to have any more time than any others to settle in my creative brain. At the end of the week, I close comments. When I sit down to go through all of the entries, I read the story first, and open the photo link in a new window. When I finish reading, I flip over to the photo and my initial reaction is what I go by.

    If your entry is not chosen, you may enter again. I encourage you to include a short story with your entry.

    Once you have won a portrait, I ask that you refrain from multiple entries, to give others an opportunity to win one as well.

    Your challenge? To inspire me! Choose your photo wisely – I will select a winner based on how the photo and/or story moves me.

    Good luck!!

     

    Weekly Portrait Giveaway
    Put this button on your blog to remind yourself to enter each week!
    Link it to:
    http://intricateart.com/browse/blog/getting-creative/graphite-portrait-giveaway/
    Or just copy and paste this code:
    Get the latest updates – Subscribe by Email!
    Don’t want to wait? Commission your own 5×7 graphite custom portrait
    for just $70.00 right here in my shop!

    (Checkout using PayPal)

    Custom Portrait Winner & Call for Entries – Open Subject : Week #30 (7/20-7/26)

    July
    20
    2009


    custom dog portrait yellow lab pencil drawing by Leanne Wildermuth
    Today begins Week #30 of my 2009 weekly graphite portrait giveaway! Each week, one winner will be selected to receive one 5×7 graphite (pencil) drawing from their photograph.

    Last week’s winner was L-Squared, who shared her working dog named Willow. You can read her entry here.

    A note on framing for portrait winners: I recommend
    Nielsen Bainbridge Archival Gallery Frames

    available through Dick Blick.
    Sox & BJ (below) are framed using this frame:

    cat portrait drawing by Leanne Wildermuth

    Weekly Contest Announcement!

     

    WEEK 30 : CALL FOR ENTRIES
    Theme

        : OPEN SUBJECT (single subject – dog, cat or any other critter – person, place or thing!)

    Deadline

        : Friday, July 24, 2009 (around 5pm CST)

    To Enter

        : Leave a comment (your chances are greatly improved if you share something about your subject), include a link to your photo. If you do not have a photo uploaded online, please indicate that you are e-mailing the photo and e-mail the photo to: gallery *at* intricateart dot-com.

    Your entry must be left below, or it will not be considered.

    Note: *G* Rating only

    Each Monday, I post the weekly Call for Entries along with the previous weeks completed portrait (above). I may change the subject theme each week, or leave the theme open, so please pay close attention to the details in each announcement.

    Entries will be accepted through Friday afternoon around 5PM CST, at which time I will close comments and select one winner from the entries received. I’ll publish the completed winning portrait with the following week’s Giveaway announcement. If you’re a fan on Facebook, you might just get a sneak peek at the winning portrait before I publish it here!

    Qualified entries will include a valid e-mail address, and the comment should include one link to a photograph owned/taken by the entrant. If you do not have a place to upload photos to link one, you can e-mail it to gallery *at* intricateart dot-com. Your entry, however, should be included in the comment section below, with your story – should you choose to include one.

    The Selection Process: In case you’re curious, I’ll share my little artsy process in selecting the winner. First – I do not read any entries at all during the week. I do not read them because I don’t want anyone’s entries to have any more time than any others to settle in my creative brain. At the end of the week, I close comments. When I sit down to go through all of the entries, I read the story first, and open the photo link in a new window. When I finish reading, I flip over to the photo and my initial reaction is what I go by.

    If your entry is not chosen, you may enter again. I encourage you to include a short story with your entry.

    Once you have won a portrait, I ask that you refrain from multiple entries, to give others an opportunity to win one as well.

    Your challenge? To inspire me! Choose your photo wisely – I will select a winner based on how the photo and/or story moves me.

    Good luck!!

     

    Weekly Portrait Giveaway
    Put this button on your blog to remind yourself to enter each week!
    Link it to:
    http://intricateart.com/browse/blog/getting-creative/graphite-portrait-giveaway/
    Or just copy and paste this code:
    Get the latest updates – Subscribe by Email!
    Don’t want to wait? Commission your own 5×7 graphite custom portrait
    for just $70.00 right here in my shop!

    (Checkout using PayPal)

    Custom Portrait Winner & Call for Entries – Dogs! : Week #29 (7/13-7/17)

    July
    13
    2009


    puppy dog portrait pencil drawing by Leanne Wildermuth
    Today begins Week #29 of my 2009 weekly graphite portrait giveaway! Each week, one winner will be selected to receive one 5×7 graphite (pencil) drawing from their photograph.

    Last week’s winner was Lesley with her new puppy, Floss. I could not resist this sweet little puppy-in-a-pot, she is just darling! Floss reminded me of those puppy days, before your puppy love evolves into a deep, endearing, steadfast love between a human and their dog that trusts and is always dependable. Aah, the love of a dog – no one should live without it!!

    You can read her entry here.

    A note on framing for portrait winners: I recommend
    Nielsen Bainbridge Archival Gallery Frames

    available through Dick Blick.
    Sox & BJ (below) are framed using this frame:

    cat portrait drawing by Leanne Wildermuth

    Weekly Contest Announcement!

     

    WEEK 29 : CALL FOR ENTRIES
    Theme

        : Dogs! (Single dog only, please)

    Deadline

        : Friday, July 17, 2009 (around 5pm CST)

    To Enter

        : Leave a comment (your chances are greatly improved if you share something about your subject), include a link to your photo. If you do not have a photo uploaded online, please indicate that you are e-mailing the photo and e-mail the photo to: gallery *at* intricateart dot-com.

    Your entry must be left below, or it will not be considered.

    Note: *G* Rating only

    Each Monday, I post the weekly Call for Entries along with the previous weeks completed portrait (above). I may change the subject theme each week, or leave the theme open, so please pay close attention to the details in each announcement.

    Entries will be accepted through Friday afternoon around 5PM CST, at which time I will close comments and select one winner from the entries received. I’ll publish the completed winning portrait with the following week’s Giveaway announcement. If you’re a fan on Facebook, you might just get a sneak peek at the winning portrait before I publish it here!

    Qualified entries will include a valid e-mail address, and the comment should include one link to a photograph owned/taken by the entrant. If you do not have a place to upload photos to link one, you can e-mail it to gallery *at* intricateart dot-com. Your entry, however, should be included in the comment section below, with your story – should you choose to include one.

    The Selection Process: In case you’re curious, I’ll share my little artsy process in selecting the winner. First – I do not read any entries at all during the week. I do not read them because I don’t want anyone’s entries to have any more time than any others to settle in my creative brain. At the end of the week, I close comments. When I sit down to go through all of the entries, I read the story first, and open the photo link in a new window. When I finish reading, I flip over to the photo and my initial reaction is what I go by.

    If your entry is not chosen, you may enter again. I encourage you to include a short story with your entry.

    Once you have won a portrait, I ask that you refrain from multiple entries, to give others an opportunity to win one as well.

    Your challenge? To inspire me! Choose your photo wisely – I will select a winner based on how the photo and/or story moves me.

    Good luck!!

     

    Weekly Portrait Giveaway
    Put this button on your blog to remind yourself to enter each week!
    Link it to:
    http://intricateart.com/browse/blog/getting-creative/graphite-portrait-giveaway/
    Or just copy and paste this code:
    Get the latest updates – Subscribe by Email!
    Don’t want to wait? Commission your own 5×7 graphite custom portrait
    for just $70.00 right here in my shop!

    (Checkout using PayPal)

    Gala : German Shepherd Pencil Portrait

    July
    9
    2009

    german shepherd dog portrait drawing by Leanne Wildermuth

    Custom Dog Portrait of Gala
    5″ x 7″ Graphite Drawing
    ©2009 Leanne Wildermuth
    All Rights Reserved
    I’ve just completed this custom dog portrait of Gala, a stunning German Shepherd whose time with her mom was cut short by a tumor in her heart. She was very much loved, and I really felt that love and wisdom coming through while I was drawing her today.

     

    Don’t forget to enter to win a custom portrait in my weekly giveaway!

     

    Get the latest updates – Subscribe by Email!
    Commission your own 5×7 graphite custom portrait
    for just $70.00 right here in my shop!

    (Checkout using PayPal)

    Pete the Pug – Dog Portrait Scan

    July
    8
    2009

    pug painting portrait dog art by Leanne Wildermuth

    Custom Dog Portrait of Pete
    8″ x 8″ Oil Painting on Canvas Panel
    ©2009 Leanne Wildermuth
    All Rights Reserved
    Pete is already on his way home – this is the scanned image of the completed painting. Such a cute pug, a lot of fun to paint! I’ll be reorganizing my studio soon, my new bamboo blinds are in!! I’m excited to paint in there again after I put up the blinds and move things around.

    Meanwhile, I have a german shepherd pencil portrait commission that I’ve already begun and will share upon completion.

    Purchase a custom portrait in my Shop!

    Custom Portrait Winner & Call for Entries – Dogs! : Week #28 (7/6-7/10)

    July
    6
    2009


    cat portrait orange tabby pencil drawing by Leanne Wildermuth
    Today begins Week #28 of my 2009 weekly graphite portrait giveaway! Each week, one winner will be selected to receive one 5×7 graphite (pencil) drawing from their photograph.

    Last week’s winner was Lisa with her redneck kitty, Bubba. You can read her entry here.

    A note on framing for portrait winners: I recommend
    Nielsen Bainbridge Archival Gallery Frames

    available through Dick Blick.
    Sox & BJ (below) are framed using this frame:

    cat portrait drawing by Leanne Wildermuth

    Weekly Contest Announcement!

     

    WEEK 28 : CALL FOR ENTRIES
    Theme

        : Dogs! (Single dog only, please)

    Deadline

        : Friday, July 10, 2009 (around 5pm CST)

    To Enter

        : Leave a comment, include a link to your photo. If you do not have a photo uploaded online, please indicate that you are e-mailing the photo and e-mail the photo to: gallery *at* intricateart dot-com.

    Your entry must be left below, or it will not be considered.

    Note: *G* Rating only

    Each Monday, I post the weekly Call for Entries along with the previous weeks completed portrait (above). I may change the subject theme each week, or leave the theme open, so please pay close attention to the details in each announcement.

    Entries will be accepted through Friday afternoon around 5PM CST, at which time I will close comments and select one winner from the entries received. I’ll publish the completed winning portrait with the following week’s Giveaway announcement. If you’re a fan on Facebook, you might just get a sneak peek at the winning portrait before I publish it here!

    Qualified entries will include a valid e-mail address, and the comment should include one link to a photograph owned/taken by the entrant. If you do not have a place to upload photos to link one, you can e-mail it to gallery *at* intricateart dot-com. Your entry, however, should be included in the comment section below, with your story – should you choose to include one.

    The Selection Process: In case you’re curious, I’ll share my little artsy process in selecting the winner. First – I do not read any entries at all during the week. I do not read them because I don’t want anyone’s entries to have any more time than any others to settle in my creative brain. At the end of the week, I close comments. When I sit down to go through all of the entries, I read the story first, and open the photo link in a new window. When I finish reading, I flip over to the photo and my initial reaction is what I go by.

    If your entry is not chosen, you may enter again. I encourage you to include a short story with your entry.

    Once you have won a portrait, I ask that you refrain from multiple entries, to give others an opportunity to win one as well.

    Your challenge? To inspire me! Choose your photo wisely – I will select a winner based on how the photo and/or story moves me.

    Good luck!!

     

    Weekly Portrait Giveaway
    Put this button on your blog to remind yourself to enter each week!
    Link it to:
    http://intricateart.com/browse/blog/getting-creative/graphite-portrait-giveaway/
    Or just copy and paste this code:
    Get the latest updates – Subscribe by Email!
    Don’t want to wait? Commission your own 5×7 graphite custom portrait
    for just $70.00 right here in my shop!

    (Checkout using PayPal)

    Pug Dog Portrait : Pete Complete

    July
    1
    2009

    pug pet dog portrait oil painting by Leanne Wildermuth

    I’ve finally finished Pete the Pug! He’s turned out so much more lifelike than the reference photos, I’m really pleased with his painting. I’ll add his final scanned portrait to my portfolio once his mom has given her blessing and the piece has dried.

    You can see the full work in progress by clicking here. :cheerful:

    Custom Portrait Winner & Call for Entries – Cats! : Week #27 (6/29-7/3)

    June
    29
    2009


    custom pencil portrait people kids children teenagers drawing by Leanne Wildermuth
    Today begins Week #27 of my 2009 weekly graphite portrait giveaway! Each week, one winner will be selected to receive one 5×7 graphite (pencil) drawing from their photograph.

    Last week’s winner was Nikole, sharing a sweet photo of her daughter Victoria with her best friend Larry. You can read her entry here.

    A note on framing for portrait winners: I recommend
    Nielsen Bainbridge Archival Gallery Frames

    available through Dick Blick.
    Sox & BJ (below) are framed using this frame:

    cat portrait drawing by Leanne Wildermuth

    Weekly Contest Announcement!

     

    WEEK 27 : CALL FOR ENTRIES
    Theme

        : Cats! (Single cat only, please)

    Deadline

        : Friday, July 3, 2009 (around 5pm CST)

    To Enter

        : Leave a comment, include a link to your photo. If you do not have a photo uploaded online, please indicate that you are e-mailing the photo and e-mail the photo to: gallery *at* intricateart dot-com.

    Your entry must be left below, or it will not be considered.

    Note: *G* Rating only

    Each Monday, I post the weekly Call for Entries along with the previous weeks completed portrait (above). I may change the subject theme each week, or leave the theme open, so please pay close attention to the details in each announcement.

    Entries will be accepted through Friday afternoon around 5PM CST, at which time I will close comments and select one winner from the entries received. I’ll announce the winner on Saturday and post the completed portrait with the following week’s Giveaway announcement.

    Qualified entries will include a valid e-mail address, and the comment should include one link to a photograph owned/taken by the entrant. If you do not have a place to upload photos to link one, you can e-mail it to gallery *at* intricateart dot-com. Your entry, however, should be included in the comment section below, with your story – should you choose to include one.

    The Selection Process: In case you’re curious, I’ll share my little artsy process in selecting the winner. First – I do not read any entries at all during the week. I do not read them because I don’t want anyone’s entries to have any more time than any others to settle in my creative brain. At the end of the week, I close comments. When I sit down to go through all of the entries, I read the story first, and open the photo link in a new window. When I finish reading, I flip over to the photo and my initial reaction is what I go by.

    If your entry is not chosen, you may enter again. I encourage you to include a short story with your entry.

    Once you have won a portrait, I ask that you refrain from multiple entries, to give others an opportunity to win one as well.

    Your challenge? To inspire me! Choose your photo wisely – I will select a winner based on how the photo and/or story moves me.

    Good luck!!

     

    Weekly Portrait Giveaway
    Put this button on your blog to remind yourself to enter each week!
    Link it to:
    http://intricateart.com/browse/blog/getting-creative/graphite-portrait-giveaway/
    Or just copy and paste this code:
    Get the latest updates – Subscribe by Email!
    Don’t want to wait? Commission your own 5×7 graphite custom portrait
    for just $70.00 right here in my shop!

    (Checkout using PayPal)

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