Sunday, August 23, 2009
It seems that portrait commissions come two-by-two for me, and I like it like that! (My last five commissions have been for two or more portraits.) Drawing a pair of siblings, as these pretty girls are, always makes me more aware of the subtle little differences and similarities in features and expressions. There is also a benefit to looking at them side by side for a few days at the finishing stage, adding a touch here and there until they are equally good. (That being said, I have no such control over scans and photographs of my pencil drawings. Why are grays so difficult?)
These two girls were a joy to meet, and to draw! The portraits are packed up and ready for their trip to California, so, off to the post office I go!