Friday, April 03, 2009

A Portrait Commission in Conte

Portrait Commission
conte drawing on toned paper, 11 x 14 inch
copyright MaryAnn Cleary

This a portrait commission that is done in a sanquine conte on a toned paper. To accomplish this portrait required working from several different photos and combining them into one final drawing. Typically, I prefer to utilize my own photographs, but when there is a long distance between me and the client I must rely on the client's photos.

In the future, I hope to write a post on taking photographs for portrait work that will be utilized for a commission piece. This should be helpful to those requesting a commission and living too far away for me to do the photographing. Please feel free to contact me if anyone has questions.

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