|Finished artwork, Coloured pencil, approx 19cm x 24cm. the client specified coloured pencil as her medium of coice.|
|stage one, on cartridge paper in graphite.|
Once the client has approved the rough, I move on to the final artwork. I used Bristol board for it's lovely smooth surface, as it really holds the colour well. I drew the whole thing as a line drawing first, then rubbed it back with a putty rubber as I went along, so that no lines show through the colour.
|stage two on Bristol board.|
|A few hours later...|
|The child is done, just the background to add. This can take several hours.|
As you can see, the cat loves being helpful at the drawing board... I will show the second portrait in the next blog post... In all the artwork took around 30 hours to complete. And - most importantly - the client was very happy!
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Next workshops include: Children's holiday class, oils workshop, portrait classes, Father's Day drawing & water colour workshop.