POSTED 5TH JANUARY 2022
FAMILY GROUP PENCIL PORTRAIT
One of my biggest pieces to date, this family group pencil portrait took over 150hrs. Made up of 6 subjects, dogs, horses and two central portraits, this is a portrait drawing like no other, Unique in every way. From the overall composition to each subjects individual characteristics the finished drawing looked stunning, telling a visual story of a family at a certain point in time.
With all coloured pencil portraits, when bringing together different photographic reference into the one piece, you have to ensure the lighting, specially skin tones, are all equal to give the drawing a unified look. Some artists draw each subject exactly as the reference shows, which in completion can make each subject look like they are almost cutout and stuck together. For a realistic group pencil portrait its essential to have all subjects balanced tonally with each other.