Continuing my series of children’s birthday commissions, which you can read about here, here, here and here…. These new portrait paintings were based on the lives and interests of two birthday boys, Max and Carter.
Stylistically, these images are miles away from my usual stark approach. It was refreshing, however, to work with such classic illustration imagery as a boy fishing, or the facade of a shop. It is also fun to practice using color — not my strongest suit, but one I am understanding more and more as I go.
The following photos show the finished pieces, along with step-by-step photos of their creation all the way through framing….
Max Catching a Marlin
Carter, the Iron Giant
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAX AND CARTER!!!