Category: Picture-making

Around the World in 80 Portraits

This idea came up: On the website we put up an ad. Huge one! The Roche family is travelling the world. The idea is to pay for the accomodation and travelfare by portraits. Anyone who lives or has homes on the route and interested in commissioning a portrait, please contact us. Now, let’s see what […]

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Young Children Portrait Drawings

Last week I had portrait drawings commissioned. There is a nice continuity to it – a little more than a year ago I drew the older child, Isobel, who at the time was a tiny baby. And now I met her again (big change!) together with her little brother Sam. I hope I get to […]

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Portrait Drawing Session

Portrait sketches of baby Isobel. Example of a portrait commission resulting in a portfolio of quick drawings. [flagallery gid=9 name=”drawings”] This portrait commission requires a life sitting and takes between 1.5 to 2 hours. Although the term “sitting” is used here rather loosely. I had several portrait commissions where I had to draw children. Of […]

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Video Introduction to Intaglio Printmaking

I found this brilliant video introduction to Intaglio printmaking on Youtube: Very well-edited and informative video clip. Mezzotint is one of Intaglio printmaking techniques. Strictly speaking, it is a drypoint, as the image on the plate is formed by roughening the surface of the plate and then smoothing some areas, as opposed to incising the metal in engraving, […]

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