Mini Pencil Portraits

Mini pencil portraits by Heidi Hjort |

In September I received a commission for 9 small pencil portraits, size 13 x 13 cm (5 x 5″). The portraits were supposed to be Christmas gifts, so well, that was pretty much the time frame.

I was not at all worried that I wouldn’t finish on time, cause once I got the photos I managed to do them rather quickly. The first seven are already finished and I’m looking forward to receiving reference photos of the two remaining ones.

My beautiful client is going to give each of her god child of a framed mini portrait for Xmas. Isn’t that the loveliest gift? I really enjoyed drawing these little sweethearts.

I september fick jag en beställning på 9 st små blyertsporträtt. Storleken är bara 13 x 13 cm. Just de här porträtten skulle bli julklappar så, ja, det var den tidsramen som gällde.

Jag var inte ett dugg orolig över att inte hinna bli klar, för jag märkte att när jag väl fick ett foto så gick det ganska snabbt att bli klar. De sju första porträtten är klara nu och jag ser fram emot att få referensfoton för de två återstående.

Min fantastiska kund ska alltså ge ett färdigt inramat miniporträtt till var och en av sina gudbarn. Tänk vilken fin gåva! Och jag njöt verkligen av att rita de här små sötnosarna.

Kanske du själv kommer att tänka på nån du skulle vilja ha avporträtterad? Formatet är perfekt för ett barnporträtt och passar lätt in i varje hem. Du kan t o m köpa porträttet färdigt inramat, så slipper du bekymra dig om inramningskostnader. Vit träram + vit passepartout, yttre mått 23 x 23 cm.

Pris för färdigt inramat miniporträtt 130 EUR. Bara att hänga upp!

Heidi ❤



How A Few Simple Words Became A Great Reward

“Reflections” Ink wash on paper, applied with a stick.

I was having lunch with a close friend the other day. We were chatting about this and that and having a really good time, as always, on a welcomed break in the middle of a work day. She mentioned an experience she had had earlier in the week, where she had noticed something beautiful in nature…

Very subtle…

A gust of wind making ripples in a puddle. Reflections of a street light in the rippled water…

She observed this little scene and then she thought of me, she said. If it wasn’t for me, she wouldn’t have paid any attention to it.

Right then and there, I was happy about her new experience and glad that she told me about it.  And of course it feels nice to know, that my friend thinks of me occasionally.

Later in the evening my thoughts went back to our conversation and I suddenly realized the huge importance of her words. What she was really saying, was that because of me (and possibly my art), she looks at the world a little bit differently. She is more aware and more receptive to the everyday beauty that surrounds her.

This is big. This is exactly what I want to accomplish with my art.

Making a sale in all honor, making a difference is far more rewarding.

I send a warm Thank You to my friend (you know who you are). Thank you for sharing your experience 🙂

With love,