Portrait of Haylen

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I made a few portraits of a Dutch friend of mine over the past few months and when I met his family his nephew asked if I’d make a portrait of his daughter Haylen in a similar style.

Haylen’s a really animated and sweet little girl who laughs a lot and has fantastic teeth; we were all keen that she should show them off in the portrait. Her mum and dad sent me a few recent photos (none with the teeth, however) and one of her laughing when she was two. 

I drew the portrait as an amalgamation of several of the photos and checked with the family that I’d caught Haylen’s ‘essence’ once the linework (below) was finished.

Finally I painted Haylen with watercolours.

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Portrait of Mike’s Friend

pen and wash, watercolour, watercolor,portrait, cartoon, man, pinkpop, festival, drawing, paintingI was commissioned to make this pen and watercolour portrait while I was staying in Holland. I worked from a photo and made a linework likeness in pencil, then waterproof pen (below) which I then painted with watercolours.
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