Archive for July 15, 2008

A people portrait in progress: Evan at Gopher Hill

If you know me, you know that I want to be a portrait painter of people, not just pets.  It occurred to me that to reach that goal I’d better start practicing on some creatures with just two legs, not four.  My favorite subject for the past twenty-six years has been son Evan.  He recently visited us at the new place on Gopher Hill Road and I photographed him on the porch, with the idea of using some of the photos as reference for a formal painted portrait.

From those photos I created this marker sketch…

Sketch of Evan

Sketch of Evan

I like the layout and I like the “sunnies” (Australian term for sunglasses) that he is holding.  The next step is to block in the colors.

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