My friends recently celebrated the first birthday of their delightful grandson Fred and very kindly invited me to the party. I decided to make a portrait to commemorate the event.
Freddie is already a star on Instagram so I chose my favourite photo of him from his mum’s gallery – it has something of the sage about it – and made a series of simple pencil drawings until I was happy that the outline did the handsome little chap justice.
The first version was an Andy Warhol style set of four coloured squares, but I found it too busy….
so I simplified it and made the colours more muted
Then I thought I’d have a go at a version of the Obama Hope poster by Shepard Fairey
I got both versions (above and top) printed, popped them into frames and gift wrapped them; they seemed to be received rather well.
Happy birthday Freddie – you lovely boy! xx