16"X20" Carbon, charcoal & graphite pencil on paper.
A few weeks ago I was asked by a client in Houston, TX to do a portrait of his wife and her father for Christmas. He wanted it in oil on canvas, but that would be impossible to complete in time. We decided to do it in pencil. The big problem, or challenge, was that the only picture of the father was from a drivers license. There was very little detail to see at all. She had never met her father and just recently found that he had died homeless in 2007. I was able to creat his portrait from the face structure on the small photo and a lot of imagination. It turned out well and she loved it.

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Comment by Pat on December 20, 2015 at 10:05pm

Nice story Mike, nice job.

Comment by Nelson Failing on December 21, 2015 at 3:31pm

Beautiful piece Mike and an interesting story....

Comment by Mike Ivey on December 21, 2015 at 3:59pm
Thank you Pat and Nelson.
Comment by Laurel Nichols on December 21, 2015 at 5:27pm

This is very well done and wonderful job from a driving license to a pencil portrait!

Comment by Kathy Orrell on December 21, 2015 at 5:57pm

Wow, you did a great job and such a precious keepsake.

Comment by Mike Ivey on December 22, 2015 at 3:06pm
Thank you Laurel and Kathy for the nice comments.


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