Thursday, August 25, 2011

Happy Anniversary the people in the portrait. Not me. Ha! I don't do commissions very often and am approached for them quite a bit. Particularly for this sort of work. But when my friend, Maryann, came to me asking I was in the mood to do a study. So it didn't take much arm twisting to get me to dive into this project. The fact that I also find the two of them to be pretty awesome doesn't hurt either. ;o)

Overall I'm pretty happy with it! I worked on it off and on over about three evenings. Her face seemed to come really easily but Shawn had such a fun look on his face that capturing his likeness was much tougher. I'm not a hundred percent satisfied with how he turned out. But I think I did get it close. And as far as portraits go, I think this is one of my best digitally painted portraits so far.

So that's what has been eating most of my free time the last few days. I have some scribbles that I'll probably offer up in the days to come. Thanks for looking! Hope you like it!

- Ryan


  1. The thing about following you in multiple places, it that I feel like I have to comment in multiple places. Ha-ha-ha!

    On the other hand, that means that I'm pretty much guaranteed to see these bits of great art more than once!

    Great work, Ryan!

  2. Hahaha! Thanks, brother! I appreciate the kind words. I know I'm posting everywhere. Just trying to get as much feedback as possible, I guess! Love ya, man!