Thanks to Nelson's observant eye, I realize that, when I posted this in my gallery, I ran out of characters. There's only a little of the story missing, but it does make the ending sound better. I'm posting it as a blog in it's complete form.
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Well, I finally remembered to stop every now and then and take pictures. I really like WIPs. I've learned a lot from the ones other artists have posted.
Miki is a wonderful artist. She's been a friend of mine on several other sites for several years. She gave approval to post this. I hope it's of some help to others interested in drawing CP portraits.
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Every now and then, I like to scan a portrait at different stages, for my own use. Sometimes it helps to be able to go back and see how I did a certain feature. I’ve had a few questions about how I do a portrait.
I guess you have to have a certain eye for this kind of work but I always hold that it’s more technical training and practice. I don’t trace a face or use a grid. I have my own method, which I learned from my father when I was very small. I can’t work without a ruler.…
Several years ago, I was working in a health foods store and had the pleasure of helping a very nice little old man. I didn't know at the time that he wasn't much older than I was. There was a reason he looked older, but I knew nothing about him. I didn't even know his name. He always paid with cash, so I never saw a check or a credit receipt.
One day in 2010, I was sitting at my drafting table, with my back to the television set. When they announced the death of a Medal of Honor…READ MORE