'BEST OF FRIENDS'
This was a very special portrait for the commissionee as the Boxer Pixie had sadly passed away and her best friend, Lacey was heartbroken. Lacey's grandfather commissioned this portrait from a mobile phone capture he had taken of them both. The image was cropped and all background was removed to give this beautiful composition. Definitely the perfect capture for a memorial portrait!
MEDIUM: Coloured Pencils
THE COMPLETED PORTRAIT
CREATING THE PORTRAIT:
It can be rather difficult to work from a mobile phone image as the fine details tend to be flat but this was a great composition and as it was a full body portrait, the fine details up close were not as important. I edited out the background on the reference photo to give full attention to the colour tones in the photograph and chose a pure white paper tone to show off the vibrant colours in Lacey's dress.
TESTIMONIAL FROM THE CUSTOMER:
Hi Karen, the portrait arrived this morning safe and sound - its brilliant what more can I say, we are overjoyed with the capture its just them joined at the hip as they always were or as my wife used to say cut from the same cloth, anyway needless to say it will have pride of place when it gets back from the framers, you have such a special talent Karen and we cant thank you enough xxx