THE FINAL PORTRAIT COMPLETED
THE CREATION PROCESS
The Commissionee has a huge collection of photos of Lennox and so I left her to choose the reference photo. The one she selected shows Lennox's gentle features and very different to the first portrait I completed of him, which was important. The photo, although taken in natural daylight which is always appreciated, was a little over exposed and changed his colouration somewhat, luckily I had access to many photos of Lennox to ensure I recreated his natural colouration as well as adding the fine details which can sometimes be lost when taking a photo with a mobile phone.
THE FRAMED PORTRAIT
Due to the possibility of the glass in a portrait frame getting damaged in transit and as glass is not insured as a rule, I do not offer framing for my pencil portraits if they are to be posted out to a destination, however from time to time if a customer is prepared to take the chance I am happy to do this. Sarah wanted the framing including plaque to match her 3 previous portraits (see images at the bottom of this page) The framing was done by Brampton Picture Framing in my old birth town of Chesterfield when I visited in February, brought back home to Northumberland by my Dad when he visited in April and then posted out to Sarah after packing the portrait extremely well. I think this is a superb finish to a very special portrait.
TESTIMONIAL FROM THE CUSTOMER:
I can not thank you enough it's like seeing him all over again you have got every little detail of my boy I collected him from the sorting office at 7.30am lol been up since 2am! it's beautiful xxx