House portrait in pen and ink – finished for Christmas

I have completed the first of two house portrait commissions that I am doing for Christmas this year. This is done in pen and ink on Fabriano Artistico Bright White 140 lb hot press paper. It’s approximately 14 inches wide and 11 inches tall, and will be put into a 20 x 16 double blackContinue reading “House portrait in pen and ink – finished for Christmas”

House portraits – what makes a good photo to draw from?

Today I thought I would post something a little different. I have been working on some house portraits in pen and ink lately and usually work from photos. See my online portfolio for examples of completed portraits. It is extremely important to have good photos to work from, including a single shot from the angleContinue reading “House portraits – what makes a good photo to draw from?”

House portrait – pen and ink

This is a recently completed a house portrait that I rendered in pen and ink. This was done on smooth Bristol with a Copic multiliner pen (size 0.05) and the image size is approximately 10 X 8 inches. There was a lot of detail both in the house and the landscaping, so it was aContinue reading “House portrait – pen and ink”