A sensitive beautiful portrait drawing of a child is definitely challenging to achieve and one of our mentored students Liesbeth Ramon creates them one after another.

Drawing of a young girl - Norah Ann by Liesbeth Ramon

‘Norah Ann’ by Liesbeth Ramon – graphite (derwent) and charcoal (generals and cretacolor) on Bristol plate paper

As soon as Liesbeth shares one of her stunning portraits with us, we immediately recognise it as hers because of her own unique style that she has been developing over time.

I love the way Liesbeth chooses to softly fade out the image around the edges – successfully creating a delicate vignette. Her tonal range is high-key (with mostly medium to light tones) giving it that softer appearance that is so vital with children’s portraits. Such a moving image. Well done Liesbeth.