Past Client Work
Portrait of my neighbor's puppy
A single portrait
A couple's portrait
sprayed, framed and ready for delivery.
replicating textures that give the illusion of skin is one way to approach a photo realistic piece. Working from a high resolution reference photo and being able to visually perceive the infinite amount of details on my subject, i am able to push photo-realism further into hype-realism by recreating the skin's texture, pore for pore, with variation in size and with each infinite small dot of a pore having its own shadow and catching its own highlight in particular directions. Through a rigorously slow application, the layers are built up until the "hyper-depth" is achieved.
This piece was done on a very light weight paper with a textured surface. Erasers were used every step of the way, for either absorbing some graphite or charcoal or raising up tones to give a variation after the application of each layer.