Friday, June 26, 2015

Portraits

Illustrating an envelope with a recognizable portrait is quite a challenge of my drawing abilities. I usually spend a fair bit of time finding the right reference photo, and then make at least one practice sketch before tackling the envelope. Here are the few portraits I've done on envelopes:


Charles Dickens. Mailed Aug. 27, 2012



Frida Kahlo. Mailed Oct. 15, 2013



Jimi Hendrix (in anticipation of the Mar. 13 release of the Jimi Hendrix commemorative stamp). 
Mailed Mar. 4, 2014



Nurse Ratched. Mailed Mar. 20, 2014



Dylan Thomas. Mailed Nov. 17, 2014



Self portrait, done to express my embarrassment at not getting the meaning of an "I Lichtenstein" button.
Mailed Aug. 13, 2012



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