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Pencil and Charcoal Portraits


35 per unit - - Posted Mar 07, 2017

I will draw a pencil and charcoal portrait for you of a person(s) and/or pet. Email me the picture, or if locally, I can draw the portrait live. I draw sizes from 9" x 12" to 2' x 3'; with more Simbi for larger sizes and more than one in the portrait. Time needed varies from one to 12 weeks, depending on size and people and/or pets in the portrait.

Training & Qualifications

Taught portrait drawing in college.
Sold my portraits at various art festivals and individual commissions. Second largest fundraiser at two different church summer festivals by drawing portraits. Five college degrees...

Availability & Preferences


Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Laura

Sandra received session of Music for church and events from Laura
Aug 18, 2017
Laura is a very talented lady and a pleasure to work with!
Jun 17, 2017
Thanks Laura Maria for explaining how you got to learn chess !
May 28, 2017
Great chess lesson.... Learning a lot. 😃
Jamie provided unit of Prayers for Laura
Apr 08, 2017
I have a lot of praying to do and I hope things get better very soon!
Apr 02, 2017
Not only did Laura provide a cool quote about music, but I learned a cool fact too!
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Inactive User provided session of Veterinary Advice For Your Pet for Laura
Mar 13, 2017
You're very open and friendly! I love how much initiative and co-operation you showed during our conversations and I'd gladly help you out again :)
Feb 21, 2017
Excellent deal- would exchange services again!


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About Laura Maria

I am doing post - graduate studies at Pitt in neuroscience, genetics, Italian, women's literature, poetry (2 poems published on-line), law, music..I teach chess, draw portraits, do volunteer activitie...s in a few different areas; play and compose for piano, keyboard and orchestra including composing 90+ love songs,40+ string quartets,music therapy songs,5+ waltzes,16+ ballads 21 symphonies with piano accompaniment,several piano sonatas, trumpet sonata,3 brass concertos,5 arpeggio songs,2 woodwind concertos and more, in a variety of key signatures, i.e., Am, C, C#; F, F#,Gb & Eb m (pentatonic scale) and others (totaling 419+ music compositions,as of 6/22/16, one of which I am auditioning for at least 2 major venues later in 2015, similar in style to Alexander Scriabin and French impressionists...;& submitted theme music for one sports team ...) & currently working on composing an operatic version of my 92 minute love sonata & first symphony and later, possibly a ballet, as well as, a cello and choral symphony with piano accompaniment (which is now completed for its 5 movements...,as of 10/29/13;taking 2+ months to complete). It is my longest and most complicated music composition;and is the second longest in world history after Sorabji's "Jami"​ of 4 hr. 36:37 min.!),and 4+ string ensembles...;like to read and write poetry(2 poems are published), like to study a variety of foreign languages (i.e.,French, German,Italian,Spanish,Greek,Hindi,Mandarin...). I have 5 academic degrees:(1) biology & psychology (chem. minor) (2) accounting(3) business and public admin.(4) Computer science (programming) &(5) labor relations. I am a former Marine Corps officer, accountant and environmental health specialist...My music is mentioned in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,3/26/13, page C4, "Century"​ section where I orchestrated this woman's 100th birthday party with 3 other musicians at a local senior center; as well as, the Irma Freeman Center for Imagination,January 2014 more

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