From Photo to Portrait

There are a number of apps that can produce ‘pencil’ drawings on the computer. Please rest assured that I will NEVER use any form of technology to digitally create/modify/enhance my commissions. It is all pencil!

Unless specifically asked not to, I like to take photographs of each stage of the commission so that the customer can see how the piece is progressing. This also gives you a chance to point out anything that you are unsure of or want removed (I have been known to smooth over a few ‘laughter lines’ on request!)

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Stage 1 – Receiving the image

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Stage 2 – Initial Sketch

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Stage 3 – Block Shading

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Stage 4 – Adding Depth

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Stage 5 – Developing lights and shade on the face, blocking the clothing

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Stage 6 – Refining and finalising drawing