A miniature portrait commission

Small is beautiful, right? Of course! Just one of the many reasons I love drawing miniatures. Never mind the fact they’re relatively quick, portable enough to draw anywhere and indulge my love of detail.

Well, I hadn’t drawn a miniature portrait in at least 6 months (since my ‘52 Faces‘ project…) when I was commissioned to create a little set of five for a work colleague to give as a gift to his Mum on her birthday.

The portraits are of his Mum and Dad in their heyday and his sisters and him below. I drew from old black and white photos and digital images of his family, each one taking between 1 and 2 hours to complete.

miniature portraits

I’ve used a pen for scale here – each portrait was drawn in an oval which is about the width of a two pence piece.

miniature portrait

 

miniature portrait

miniature portrait

miniature portrait

miniature portrait

This was a fun commission to fit around looking after our little Munchkin as I was able to draw during nap time! If you are interested in commissioning a miniature portrait (or 5!) please do get in touch, I’d be very happy to discuss your vision with you.

I’m sharing this post on the following blogs: Handmade Harbour, Paint Party Friday and Blue Chair Diary Illustrations!

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