November 8, 2011

Vintage wedding portrait

This custom pencil portrait was commissioned as a Christmas present for the customer's mother (the bride in the picture). The customer originally contacted me about doing this portrait back in September! Wow! That's planning ahead!

When she received the drawing, the customer left this feedback on my shop page: "I absolutely love the drawing (Kelley) did of my parents' wedding picture. They had spent 50 years together before my dad passed away. We thought we would surprise my mom for Christmas with the drawing. When it came it more than met my expectations. Even though I was able to see previews as she was drawing the picture, I was even that much more happy when we received the drawing!"

This photograph looks very, very similar to another vintage wedding portrait I did last year. Seems like those cat-eye glasses were all the rage back then!

The faces were quite a challenge! Although the portrait is a large 11x14 size, because this is a full-body portrait, each face is only about the size of a quarter! So every tiny little pencil stroke really makes a difference. 

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