PENCIL PORTRAITS OF KIDS
When contemplating a commissionin of a pencil portrait of a kid, the pivotal focus undeniably centers on ‘the moment’—that critical juncture when an individual emanates their utmost allure, exuding fun and mischeif. The essence of my drawing lies in perpetually encapsulating these emotions and countenances within the graphite rendition, complemented by a scrupulous portrayal of facial expressions, culminating in a flawless pencil portrait.
To attain such intricacy, the photographic references I employ necessitate a standard of eminence. Ideally, a curation of 2-3 images of the subject is preferred, with one earmarked as the primary visual guide for the pencil portrait. This assortment facilitates a more comprehensive visual comprehension, embracing diverse perspectives, hues, and lighting nuances. If restricted to a solitary image for the envisioned pencil portrait, apprehensions about suboptimal photo quality need not persist; even less-than-ideal images can prove conducive to the artistic process.
On occasion, individuals opt for a fusion of photographs to compose their ideal pencil portrait. The adoption of posture and attire from one image while incorporating facial features from another is an acceptable practice, acknowledging the inherent challenge of capturing perfection in a singular photograph. Communicate such preferences during the ordering process, and I am open to discussing and accommodating these nuances.
Concerns regarding the adequacy of your photo’s quality for a pencil portrait of your child need not linger. Feel free to send the image via email, and within 24 hours, I will provide feedback on its viability for artistic interpretation. A general guideline for photographic suitability involves the image’s clarity and definition, irrespective of whether it resides on a mobile device or in print. Digitally submitted images are preferable, as I magnify them on my iPad to 300%, unraveling the minutest intricacies. In instances of print submissions, clarity reigns supreme, as they will be photographed and enlarged with comparable precision.
The resultant pencil portrait of your child can materialize in black and white or full colour, with dimensions spanning from A5 to A2. Should you desire, the supplementary service of mounting and framing the pencil portrait is at your disposal; kindly communicate this preference at the juncture of ordering to ensure timely arrangements.