I was commissioned to create a portrait for a local man, Dan, who has been a
great friend to many, going beyond the call of duty, and has a sweet soul.
His friend (and mine) wanted it as a retirement gift.
Delighted, I gave it a go in watercolor and inks!
As it is surprise, I could not take photographs of him myself,
but found excellent images of him online.
The sheep were images of my friend’s pet sheep!
Outside my comfort zone, both in forms and in mediums, I enjoyed doing it!
I’ve done commissioned work before, in acrylic, which is very forgiving!
This was done in inks and watercolors.
Also, I am NOT a portraitist by nature, but
used to making up images in my crazy style. It was a challenge.
PS I confess to taking images before I was completely finished.
I tweaked it just a bit, adding color to his lips!
Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Super5 ink and Danial Smith watercolors.
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