Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Finished! Old Inuit Man

The old inuit man commission is now finished and is currently in the post on the way to the client. Final piece with added foreground detail and color added to earring. The earring is different from that in the original photo on request of the client. Charcoal and putty 15"x20" $580

Monday, October 11, 2010

Latest Commission

 This is my latest work. An old inuit man. My commission is almost done, just need to work a bit more on the foreground and add colour to the earring. (The wrinkles on the image is the protective plastic that I use to cover my work while handling several commissions at once.)

Below is the original image a 19thCentury sepia photograph.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Previous commission

I've been super busy and haven't had a chance to transfer photos of my current work so thought I'd post up a previous commission. This one's kind of popular and is something that I'm asked to reproduce on a regular basis for different clients.
Charcoal and putty 22"x30"


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Finished Commission

Finished portrait, black and white charcoal and putty
Almost finished!
Been working hard (and I now have dry eyes and the jitters from too much coffee) but have finished this commission. I've posted the final stages to show my portrait process and the original photo so you can compare the two (portrait to photo).

Final commission of black and white single subject 22"x30" sold for $1,160
Original photo of subject

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Portrait Update 2

I've spent some more time on this commission. Hope to finish or near finalise either tonight or early tomorrow morning.
Best wishes,
More detailing and shading.

New Portrait Update

An update on my progress with this new portrait commission.

New Portrait Commission Young Woman with Hands in her Hair

I've jumped into my next commission. The boyfriend of this young lady requested a portrait for his house. I've been given a photo to work from and I'm in the early stages of turning his image into a portrait. The final commission is to be 22"x30"

Here are a few images of the early stages and the original photo.

As usual I'll upload some more photos of my portrait process as the work continues.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sylvia Shap Portrait Artist

I wanted to give Sylvia Shap a quick mention. Not only is she a wonderful portrait artist but she has a great talent for the use of color. In combinations, style and vivid but still subtle combinations. Something that I think that I could not do myself. A great and in my opinion an underated artists. Please do take the time to check out her portfolio here.
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Commission Portrait African Woman with Beads in her Hair

I've just finished my latest commission. Managed to finish it with a strong flurry of labour. I think when you really get into a commission time really does seem to blur by.

The client asked for some highlighted details so I went with color on the jewellry- the amber beads in her hair and the piercings in her ear.

This commission portrait was a real pleasure to do. Wish I was handed more subjects like this to draw.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

New Portrait Commission African Woman with Beads in her Hair

Still super busy with a back log of commissions. Started work on a beautiful subject, very pleased with this one. Its to be of a young african woman, black and white with color attention to the beads in her hair. Here's the first couple of images of the work that I've started on.