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Wedding Portrait 2013

This is my cousin, Brad, and his wife, Karisa, who were married on June 1st of this year. My gift to them was this portrait, a graphite drawing sealed in encaustic medium (heated wax and other components).

This sort of mixed media technique grew from the impetus of working for Inspire Prescott. I still haven’t completely worked it out. So in truth, I experimented on my dear cousins :). Even so, I’m confident they were happy with it, and I can’t wait to try another portrait in this style.

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A closeup of some oil paint detail:

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The drawing before encaustification.

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God bless your life together, Brad and Karisa.

Sketches

At this very moment, I am on a cross-country move. Which explains the blog neglect. Before packing all my sketchbooks away, I took snapshots of a few interesting sketches from the past few months, so that I could post on the road. Move-in day is tomorrow ~

Of Sketches: Etsy Update

It took some time, but my Etsy shop is now well stocked with tiny paintings! :-). Please take a look and share, like, pin, tweet, enjoy. A warm thanks to you.

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Famous Faces: Albert Einstein

I let the occasion dictate the portrait today; it gave me an excuse to draw a most iconic face. ..and mad-scientist hair.

Happy Birthday to dear Albert Einstein. And Happy Pi Day to everyone :-P.

Graphite on paper, 8″x 10″.

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Here’s an epic Einstein quote: “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music.”

Famous Faces – Sub-Series

A while ago, I received a famous face suggestion on this blog’s Facebook page for actor Colin Firth.

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A well-known actor is an endless character sketch. At first, I planned to sketch Firth as himself, as King George in the King’s Speech, as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, as Cedric Brown in Nanny McPhee, and a few others… then follow the same plan for other actors/actresses and create a whole sub-series out of it… I only got as far as King George VI (the drawing below). I might still follow through with the idea at some point.

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If I continue this ‘sub-series’ I’d like to ask for your input.. Who would you like to see next?

Famous Faces: Happy Birthday, Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll, pen name for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born on this day (January 27), 1832, well-known mostly as the author of Alice and Wonderland.

On this day, 2013, I tried sketching his portrait — as well as a study from one of John Tenniel’s illustrations in Alice and Wonderland (1865 edition). Graphite on paper, dimensions of each: rather small.

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Of Sketches: 100 Faces

I recently came across this sketch challenge: draw 100 faces, each in 30 seconds or less. Though I haven’t reached that number of faces at one time, I have scribbled a few here and there — quickly as possible and with ink instead of pencil.

Try it yourself :-). Some sketches prompted by Holly Herick’s 100 faces challenge :