Monday, December 26, 2011
actual size 16"X20"
A christmas gift commission... safe to post now! I did not get to take these photos.... fortunately the client is a very good photographer. But I still ended up using 2 photos to get what I wanted. The main photo of Ringo's face did not have much chest on it... so I took it from a different photo. The only other thing I did was to leave off his dog tags and just the tip of his tongue was peeking out. This is also one of the first pastels of this sort that I have done on the Clairefontaine Pastelmat. That is, leaving the paper color for the background. I did add some burnt umber and black to give the portrait some depth and to really make Ringo pop out. I am very happy with the way this one came out and so were the clients! Always a good thing!