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  • Custom Portrait Giveaway : Week #26 (6/23-6/26)


    Today begins Week #26 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 was another very busy week, so let’s try this again! I encourage you to share my giveaway with your friends, and thank you to those who have!!


    Weekly Contest Announcement!



        : Open (pets, animals, people)


        : Friday, June 26, 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

    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

    The Details…


    Each week, 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!!


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    Ammie said,

    Hey Leanne, can’t wait to see what wins this week. I adore my Willie, its such a joy to see how you brought him to life.

    Hope you are having a great summer–I’ve seen in my RSS feed you’ve been busy as ever with the garden/yard and your art.

    6.23.2009 @ 8:56 pm
    Karen said,

    Here is a picture taken of my husband and I…….years ago! We were at a shopping mall and got to play dress up for the photographer. This picture brings back so many good memories! I love this picture but it has lost some of its detail also over the years. This would be so wonderful to have as a sketch as we sure are getting older every day!

    6.25.2009 @ 4:46 pm
    Nikole Wood-Beilby said,

    HI Leanne~
    I am attaching a photo of my sixteen year old babies. The girl is my biological daughter, and the boy is her best friend whom we have taken in as our own. He has been living with us for awhile now, and his life has been changed greatly due to being here. He has truly been a blessing to both my daughter and my 6 year old son. they refer to him as their brother and we couldnt be happier to have him here with us. We all love this pic of the two of them and think it owuld be great in a sketch. You are an amazing artist, and love checking out your work.
    Thanks much~
    Nikki (Wood) Beilby

    6.26.2009 @ 3:11 pm
    Leanne said,

    Thanks for your entries this week! I’ll post the winning portrait late Sunday on Facebook! :cheerful:

    6.26.2009 @ 5:15 pm

    […] 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. […]

    6.29.2009 @ 9:34 am

    […] can read Tammy’s entry here, and view the side by side photo/drawing by clicking here. Next Project […]

    7.27.2009 @ 8:31 am

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