I've developed a reliable hand for 3-20 minute portrait sketches.
I draw INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES, SMALL GROUPS, ANIMALS, and ENVIRONMENTS.
My drawings are not caricatures but a more directly and deeply observed quick sketch.
I work in india ink on a variety of white and colored fine-art papers.
I love drawing at events - meeting and working with a constant stream of new faces. My portraits have been especially good for formal affairs, where a traditional cartoon caricature doesn't fit the mood or the quality. However, I'm open and adaptable to all types of occasions, themes, and project proposals.
If you would like to hire me and are not in the Southern California area, I'm happy to work from photos or negotiate for travel. Two samples of three hour photo drawings follow the event portraits below. Of course, if you want customized or more highly finished portraits in ink or different media, I am capable of this as well.
I've worked for private parties and weddings, as well as corporate and community clients including FRUKT, Contemporary Catering, Amazing Grace Design, Kapture Vision, the Intercontinental Hotel in Westwood, Tarzana's Community Council, Councilman Englander's Office in Reseda, numerous weddings and bridal showers, and the Camera Obscura in Santa Monica.
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I serve the greater LA area and am open to the rest of California.
Two Samples of 2-3 hour portraits, done from photographs in ink and colored pencil: the jazz greats Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli.
I can also do custom portrait templates. Here are examples of a James Bond theme that I illustrated for an event at Skyspace in Downtown LA.
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