Despite finishing my Romanov inspired Wonderland project, I have continued to draw portraits of members of the Romanov family. By doing this I am continuing to develop my drawing skill and it also helps to to make sure that I draw regularly in order to keep improving. As ever, my biggest struggle with drawing people is making them actually look like the person I am drawing, in this case for example, some the drawings look more like the people they are based on than others. This however is something which I believe will become easier the more I continue to draw.
I recently had the amazing oppoutunity to do my first ever commission. It was for a portrait of Ivan Minayev for ‘The Caravan’magazine. I was so happy and greatful for this oppourtunity as I was perfect for me due to it involving drawing a portrait image, something which I have been developing over the past year. As well as this I had the oppoutunity to discuss ideas with the commissioner and gained experience and knowledge from this.
It’s been a while since I last upadted my blog as things have been pretty hectic since finishing University. I am continuing to develop my practice and will continue to update my blog as I do so, as well as this I may post about my degree show exhibition at soem point just to show how I set up my work. For now here is a quick post featuring some recent images I made based on old family photos. Unfortunately I do not know who most of the people on the original photos are as there are no names written on the photos and they are also very old and some damaged. Despite this I have included titles for the images featuring people who I do know. Drawing these has helped continue to develop my drawing skills as well as challenge it as some of the images were particularly difficult to draw due to how dark and/or worn the original photos were and so some quess work had to be done on my part.