This portrait is coming along slowly…the small faces and poor reference photo are continuing to give me a bit of a headache, but it’s getting there!
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I started working on my latest portrait commission this week. It’s a portrait of three crusty old outback station men who are brothers. Their family differentiated them by the shape of their hats. This one is going to be a bit of a challenge since this is the only photo available of these guys and it doesn’t have a whole lot of detail. Another challenge is that the faces are small in the drawing, which always makes it much more difficult to define their features.
This is me working away 🙂
The wonderful thing about school holidays is being able to finish off some projects! This one has been close for a couple of weeks now, but it’s finally finished. Here’s a low resolution shot of it.
I delivered the pics to the girls’ mum this afternoon, I LOVE that moment when they see the drawing (IRL) for the first time!
The thing I love about drawing siblings is seeing where the similarities l in their facial features. These two looked very similar when they were little babies, but at 8 months (as they both are in these pictures) you can see marked differences in their facial proportions and head shapes. They have the same nose though 🙂
My next challenge is at the opposite end of the spectrum of human life…three siblings who share a passion for different shaped hats to match their temperaments 🙂 Stay tuned!
Wow, that photo looks really blue! (Unfortunately the board is too big to fit on the scanner at the moment.)
I am sick with the dreaded lurgy at the moment, but I still needed to get some work done on this portrait without coughing or sneezing on it. Any little speck of moisture ruins the tooth of paper and makes it impossible to achieve a smooth blend with the graphite. So I kitted up Lone Ranger style 🙂