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!)


Stage 1 – Receiving the image


Stage 2 – Initial Sketch


Stage 3 – Block Shading


Stage 4 – Adding Depth


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


Stage 6 – Refining and finalising drawing