Family Portrait Drawing

I love drawing with my kids. This morning while we were doing some art, I made this family portrait. Their artistic style is very inspiring.


  1. fridica
    June 7, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I love it! You should totally have this framed. : )

  2. Three Owls
    June 7, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    that is one good looking group ;) Love the skirt!

  3. kenza
    June 7, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Hello! I just discovered your blog and it is wonderful. I am really bad when it comes to "making things" (for the life of me I can't even saw a button!) but you have inspired me. I love the aquarium posted on 31 May. Thank you. I will let you know if I manage to make something. Have a nice day!

  4. Lori Henriques
    June 7, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    love the family portrait! :) reminds me of an article i recently read about a woman who has incorporated this type of drawing into her art. she happens to work for martha stewart and had a really cool art show in nyc where she drew portraits for everyone who came. i just found a cool clip in which her children have drawn family portraits as well -

  5. Joel Henriques
    June 7, 2010 at 7:23 pm


    fridica - Hey, thanks. Yeah, maybe I should at least tape it onto the wall. Hmmm, it might be fun to paint it on a large canvas too. Would look good in the kids' room.

    Three Owls - Thanks. I really love drawing clothing for some reason. I love abstract fabric prints.

    kenza - Thank you. Glad you found the blog. I'm sure you can make this stuff. I like to keep things very simple too! Just go for it, because it doesn't need to be perfect for it to be a fun toy .

  6. Joel Henriques
    June 7, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Lori, - We commented at the same time. Ha. I just watched that video with Jack and Tess. So great! The kids on it were awesome, and I loved their family portraits. Thanks for showing me that!

  7. barbara
    June 7, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    I don't see any picture, only text, why?

  8. Joel Henriques
    June 7, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    barbara - Maybe try refreshing your browser, or quit it then start it up again. or try a different browser if you have one. if all else fails restart your whole computer. that sometimes fixes weird things like that.

  9. barbara
    June 8, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Using a different browser worked - thank you! I don't want to miss anything of your art :)

  10. Joel Henriques
    June 8, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    barbara - Cool! Glad that worked. Yeah, it's no fun without the image!

  11. indo bay
    June 8, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    So darn precious! I use to be a elementary school teacher and one of my favorite things was collecting the artwork given to me by my students! Children's artwork is just so free and inhibitions yet. My eight year old and I actually collaborated on one of the banners I sell in my shop. He did the artwork which I turned into a stamp to print with. It is one of the most favorite items in my shop!

    Just discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago and it quickly has become one of my favorites!:)

  12. infinitemonkeytheory
    June 8, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    i'll bet i can talk joe into putting this on a shirt.

  13. Anonymous
    June 9, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Love the family portrait. Why don't we ever see Mrs. Henriques! Hanna

  14. Joel Henriques
    June 9, 2010 at 9:11 pm


    Anonymous - Well, partly because she's usually at work when we're at home making toys. Also she likes to stay behind the scenes. You can see her in the Bloesem Interview though.

  15. May 22, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    [...] Source photo 1, 2, 3 [...]

Leave a Comment