A realistic portrait as a promotional idea that can be constantly adapted throughout the year.
This illustration was for an opera singer residing in Germany. He is going to use it as a promotional device throughout the year, adding different elements for each occasion or theme. I think it’s a brilliant idea and imagine his clients will enjoy receiving these postcards.
Working from different photos and my imagination, we constructed a more smiley expression and ended up with a good likeness. The main thing of course with a portrait is always that the client likes it and this portrait was a success as far as that was concerned.
Although portraits are something I’ve done since boarding school, it’s always scarey until the final moment. Another very on-the-edge thing I’ve done was a three-hour-long stint as a pencil caricaturist at a launch for Fair Lady some years ago. That went off rather well too… in a sense I miss the excitement of that. Mmmm. Blog turns into meditation turns into insight and – Action.
Have pencils, will advertise. Meanwhile, if you need a portrait of yourself or a loved one, or even a caricature, do contact me.