JMN Illustrations

JMN Illustrations Familiar subjects, Lasting memories I've started a business specializing in personalized black and white pencil illustrations.
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I celebrate your loved ones, pets, special events and anything with character by creating beautiful, hand drawn illustrations. It is in my biased belief that drawings make unique, thoughtful gifts for birthdays and the upcoming holidays. Send me a photo you'd like drawn, or a few photo's to create an original composite image. Check out the page, contact me for further details.

- John

Continuing my series of icons and famous people…I did this over the weekend.Rowan Atkinson makes me laugh just looking a...
12/12/2022

Continuing my series of icons and famous people…I did this over the weekend.

Rowan Atkinson makes me laugh just looking at him. His portrayal of Mr. Bean who essentially doesn’t speak makes me laugh with out saying a word.

JMN Illustrations

Mr. Bean
11”x15”
Pencil and graphite on warm press vellum

Interested in a custom portrait? DM or message me for a quotes.

Working on my next project. Photo: Karly Newhouse
12/08/2022

Working on my next project.

Photo: Karly Newhouse

I know it’s a cold and damp day outside but could you get your big head off of my pillows!
10/04/2022

I know it’s a cold and damp day outside but could you get your big head off of my pillows!

Continuing my series of public figures and icons;I was flipping around the dial and stopped at “Guess who’s coming to di...
09/30/2022

Continuing my series of public figures and icons;

I was flipping around the dial and stopped at “Guess who’s coming to dinner” which I will always stop and watch.

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Sidney
11”x15”
Pencil and graphite on warm press vellum

Interested in a custom portrait? DM or message me for a quotes.

Continuing my series of public figures and/or icons, I found this a very interesting subject. Pope Francis, drawn by me,...
09/13/2022

Continuing my series of public figures and/or icons, I found this a very interesting subject. Pope Francis, drawn by me, a Jewish man.

JMN Illustrations

Il Papa
11”x15”
Pencil and graphite on warm press vellum

Continuing my series of public figures and/or icons, here is another of my favorite icons. My parents took me to see a F...
08/22/2022

Continuing my series of public figures and/or icons, here is another of my favorite icons. My parents took me to see a Frankenstein/Dracula double feature when I was 8. I didn’t sleep much that night.

Frankenstein
9”x12”
Pencil on warm press vellum

I am beginning a series of portraits of public figures. I thought I would start with one of my favorites. JackGraphite o...
08/22/2022

I am beginning a series of portraits of public figures. I thought I would start with one of my favorites.

Jack
Graphite on warm press
8 1/2”x11”

A friend of mine from work wanted to give her husband a unique present for his birthday.I created this portrait for them...
07/25/2022

A friend of mine from work wanted to give her husband a unique present for his birthday.

I created this portrait for them.

“You’re Killin’ Me Smalls!”
Pencil on vellum
11”x15”

Interested in a custom portrait? DM or message me for a quote.

While on vacation in Santorini, Greece, I looked over and saw Karen just watching the sunset.Karen enjoying the sunsetGr...
03/25/2022

While on vacation in Santorini, Greece, I looked over and saw Karen just watching the sunset.

Karen enjoying the sunset
Graphite on hot press vellum
11”x15”

Two of the funniest people ever. My tribute from a truly great photo.Mel and Carl11” x 15” Pencil on velum Interested in...
03/22/2022

Two of the funniest people ever. My tribute from a truly great photo.

Mel and Carl
11” x 15”
Pencil on velum

Interested in a custom portrait? DM or message me for a quotes.

Hugging my friend11"x 15" Pencil on Hot Press Vellum
03/02/2022

Hugging my friend

11"x 15" Pencil on Hot Press Vellum

02/15/2022
02/14/2022
I created this drawing for Bob Magnani’s forthcoming album. From Blue to GrayGraphite and colored pencil on velum15x11”
08/25/2021

I created this drawing for Bob Magnani’s forthcoming album.

From Blue to Gray
Graphite and colored pencil on velum
15x11”

Charlie GittoPencil on Vellum11”x14”
08/10/2020

Charlie Gitto
Pencil on Vellum
11”x14”

A child can be a father’s pride and joy. Watching them grow up is exciting. I can’t speak for all portrait artists, but ...
11/12/2019

A child can be a father’s pride and joy. Watching them grow up is exciting. I can’t speak for all portrait artists, but drawing my children has always been a challenge for me

I am starting a series of drawings of my kids. Here is My son.

Ross
11”x14”
Pencil on vellum

Interested in a custom portrait? DM or message me for a quotes.

Christopher Henry 18 mos9”x12”Pencil on VellumInterested in a custom portrait? DM or message me for a quotes.           ...
03/21/2019

Christopher Henry 18 mos
9”x12”
Pencil on Vellum

Interested in a custom portrait? DM or message me for a quotes.

On a day we should all remember what Dr. King meant to this country let me share a portrait of him I did when working at...
01/21/2019

On a day we should all remember what Dr. King meant to this country let me share a portrait of him I did when working at WPIX..a long time ago.
We used these sketches as bumps between the segments.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
8 1/2”x11”
Pencil on paper (in about 30 minutes)

When I can capture the look that says: “That’s her, that’s her exactly.” It is what drives me to draw these portraits. W...
01/16/2019

When I can capture the look that says: “That’s her, that’s her exactly.” It is what drives me to draw these portraits. When I can thrill their mother...it’s even better.

Luna
11”x15”
Graphite on paper

I first drew Stanley at nine weeks. Here he is at 18 months wondering why he isn’t at Sunday dinner. Stanley 18 months11...
07/08/2018

I first drew Stanley at nine weeks. Here he is at 18 months wondering why he isn’t at Sunday dinner.

Stanley 18 months
11”x15”
Graphite on Vellum

04/19/2018

What do you give to the Woman that's given you everything? For Mother's Day, commemorate that special Mom with a timeless portrait, shipped right to your home.

Click the email button or email me for a quote at
[email protected]

MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL: FREE FRAMING

Christopher Henry Series. At 18 months on a summer day. Christopher Henry11”x15”Pencil on vellum
02/14/2018

Christopher Henry Series. At 18 months on a summer day.

Christopher Henry
11”x15”
Pencil on vellum

Things are never quite as much fun or as scary without your friend.“Friends”15”x11”Graphite on warm press vellum
01/03/2018

Things are never quite as much fun or as scary without your friend.

“Friends”
15”x11”
Graphite on warm press vellum

Our former babysitter is a mother herself now. She has the sweetest little boy, Christopher Henry. This is a study for a...
09/22/2017

Our former babysitter is a mother herself now. She has the sweetest little boy, Christopher Henry. This is a study for a series of drawings I am doing of him every 18 months.
Man on the beach
Christopher Henry study
11"x15"
Graphite

Dogs are called "Man's best friend" and they certainly are. But sometimes they are just their own best friends.  "Hangin...
08/05/2017

Dogs are called "Man's best friend" and they certainly are. But sometimes they are just their own best friends.

"Hangin' with my friends"
15" x 11"
Graphite on Vellum

Sometimes the most difficult loss we experience is that of our friend, our four-legged friend. They bring such joy, laug...
06/19/2017

Sometimes the most difficult loss we experience is that of our friend, our four-legged friend. They bring such joy, laughter and an innocent existence where we know that all they demand is the return of the love they bring us.

"My friend forever."
8 1/2" x 11"
Pencil on Paper

Having a bad day? Just try and look at this face and not go awwwwwww."Bailey"11" x 15"Graphite on warm press vellum
06/19/2017

Having a bad day? Just try and look at this face and not go awwwwwww.

"Bailey"
11" x 15"
Graphite on warm press vellum

Sometimes a the gift of a portrait isn't a portrait of you or a family member but someone who is a cherished part of you...
06/19/2017

Sometimes a the gift of a portrait isn't a portrait of you or a family member but someone who is a cherished part of your past. Here is a favorite player from childhood:

Warren Spahn
11" x 15"
Graphite on warm press vellum

What do you give to the man that's given you everything? For Father's Day, commemorate that special Dad with a timeless ...
05/23/2017

What do you give to the man that's given you everything? For Father's Day, commemorate that special Dad with a timeless portrait, shipped right to your home.

Click the email button or email me for a quote at
[email protected]

FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL: FREE FRAMING

"Dozier"8 1/2" x 11"Pencil on Vellum
04/02/2017

"Dozier"
8 1/2" x 11"
Pencil on Vellum

Since it's National Puppy Day. Let me remind you all that PortraitsInPencilByJohn loves drawing Puppies!!!!
03/23/2017

Since it's National Puppy Day. Let me remind you all that PortraitsInPencilByJohn loves drawing Puppies!!!!

I get such enjoyment from capturing the essence of my subjects. These portraits are of Finnegan, a Jack Russell Terrier....
03/18/2017

I get such enjoyment from capturing the essence of my subjects. These portraits are of Finnegan, a Jack Russell Terrier. Who says big things don't come in small packages.

"Finnegan"
11"x15"
Pencil on Hot Press Vellum

When you love someone, you remember every last detail about them. Their smile, their glance, their wag...A custom portra...
03/09/2017

When you love someone, you remember every last detail about them. Their smile, their glance, their wag...

A custom portrait by John Newhouse celebrates these details and captures a moment timelessly.

Interested in a unique illustration or a one-of-a-kind gift?
Send a message on our page, or send an email to [email protected] to inquire.

03/09/2017

Some exciting news! My website is now available for your viewing. There, you'll find my gallery, graphic design, and logo design. Click the "Contact Information" tab and see how I can transform a familiar subject into a unique illustration.

A special thanks to Keith Knapp for putting this together...

www.portraitsinpencilbyjohn.com

Ladies and gentlemen...George Ivan Morrison."Van"9"x12"Pencil on paper
02/27/2017

Ladies and gentlemen...George Ivan Morrison.

"Van"
9"x12"
Pencil on paper

Smiles can bring out the warmth and kindness in all of us. Now it seems like we need a lot of smiles. So here's one for ...
02/06/2017

Smiles can bring out the warmth and kindness in all of us. Now it seems like we need a lot of smiles. So here's one for your Monday.

"Smile"
11"x 8"
Pencil on cold press board

While walking in Cancun on vacation, I saw this man waiting to cross the street. I loved the way the shadow hit him and ...
01/25/2017

While walking in Cancun on vacation, I saw this man waiting to cross the street. I loved the way the shadow hit him and cast down to his left. I hope that he was headed for an ice cold Cerveza.

"Senior"
8"x11"
Pencil on paper

I have begun to draw a series of portraits of famous people. I started with Casey Stengel, then Teddy Roosevelt and now ...
01/24/2017

I have begun to draw a series of portraits of famous people. I started with Casey Stengel, then Teddy Roosevelt and now one of my all time favorite actor/directors. Mr. Clint Eastwood. Go ahead, draw my face!

Clint
11"x15"
Pencil on paper

As we approach the inauguration I thought I would do a portrait of one our greatest American Presidents. "Speak softly a...
01/16/2017

As we approach the inauguration I thought I would do a portrait of one our greatest American Presidents.
"Speak softly and carry a big stick."

"Teddy"
11"x15"
Pencil on vellum

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