Checking in on friends on facebook, I ran across this picture of Emily. Thought it was fun and decided to draw it. Emily, hope you enjoy! 😀
And here are a couple of in-progress pictures:
First, the sketch in pencil, to help me get proportions correct before laying down ink.
The drawing in-progress – Still have to draw the pizza toppings (mostly different pepper slices) and add some depth to her hair.
My focus while in art school was figurative work, which built on a few years of working as a portrait artist. Here are a few blasts from the past:
The superhero was drawn with chalk on black paper in 2011. Entering it into the 2012 National Arts Program netted me a Best of Show award.
A friend posted this picture as her facebook profile image. I thought it would be great fun to recreate with some charcoal in 2010.
Another facebook profile image, Bethany has really bright blue eyes, and she happened to be wearing a matching dress. Charcoal and pastel in 2010.
My wife modeled while I explored a new take on an old concept. This triptych was painted on canvas with acrylic in 2010.