• Richard Ellis

Another caricature commission from photos

I'm getting quite a lot of commissions to draw caricatures from photos. This one was ordered by the wife of a man who had been very keen on cricket - firstly as a player, then an umpire - and had spent his working life in the naval dockyard at Portsmouth. He is also very keen on wood turning, hence the inclusion of a lathe in the drawing. From the background, you can tell he'd rather be in the Maldives though!


The drawing was outlined in fine pencil, then rendered in watercolour with some details emphasised using Caran d'Ache crayons. The outlines are achieved with a black Pentel FP10 brush pen for the central images, and 0.5mm and 0.8mm fineliners for the remainder.


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