I have returned :-).
The last portrait sketch I posted anywhere was a mediocre pen drawing of Sean Connery. Here, I redeem myself with a fully rendered graphite drawing. Good to be back, more to come!
Portrait sketch of Helen Keller. Graphite on paper, 5×7.
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.
A closeup of some oil paint detail:
The drawing before encaustification.
God bless your life together, Brad and Karisa.