Tuesday, 7 August 2007
I submitted a few other options for this job, a few of which you can click on below. I like to play around with an image, and tend to give the client a range of solutions. The brief on this one was to give it a painterly feel. I threw in some crows at the end, loosely sketched in sepia ink, and the client went with it. The woman was done at a life drawing class, a one minute warm-up exercise.
Thursday, 2 August 2007
This Vietnamese village girl sat patiently for 40 minutes but was less than happy with the result. She asked me to make her look prettier, which reminded me of my days drawing tourists in Leicester Square. I thought I had.
The village chief's wife. I had dinner with the chief one evening while I was going nuts on malaria drugs, dining on store-bought spring rolls and fried intestines. I don't think she was too pleased with her picture either.
Rob from Manchester, in Siem Reap near Angkor Wat.
I took the Trans-Siberian Railway across Russia, Mongolia and China. This is Karin, a fellow passenger. A calm Swede.
Karin and her boyfriend.
A man from Hong Kong.
Mem, a Bangkok barmaid.
More portraits from the trip. The first three are from photos in Hong Kong, the last is of Gino, a very world-weary traveller in Pushkar, India. He hadn't been home to Italy for 15 years.