Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Free Christmas Portrait Promotion

Between now and Christmas 2017, I am offering a free pencil sketch portrait as an added bonus for buying a painting.

I am in the process of practicing my portrait drawing skills in the hopes of doing more commissioned work, so this is my chance to work under these kind of conditions and strive for excellence.... and maybe sell some more paintings.

So, here is how it works. You buy a painting, you get a free portrait. After you purchase the painting, you can then decide if you want a portrait of yourself or someone else... or even your dog or cat. Send me a high resolution photo, preferably with some good shadows on one side of the face. I can send you your finished portrait along with your painting in the same package to save shipping costs.

Go HERE to buy a painting.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pencil Rembrandt

I drew this while looking at one of Rembrandt's famous oil self portraits. He did about 100 of them throughout his lifetime. I think this would make an elegant statement on anyone's wall. I think it would look good in a black frame. 

Image size is 8 x 7.5 inches on 9 x 12 paper.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Portrait Practice with Russian Generals

These are drawings from my sketchbook. I am practicing my ability to draw portraits from life... or in this case, digital images online. These images are drawn by looking at oil paintings by an artist named George Dawe. George lived from 1781 to 1829 and painted a series of famous portraits of Russian generals. These generals fought in several conflicts, most notably the defense of Russia against Napoleon. Leopold had a famous niece - Victoria, who later became Queen of England.

Ivan Shakhovskoy

Leopold 1 King of the Belgians

Dmitry Golitsyn