About the Portraits
Pencil Portrait Styles and Galleries
1. Detailed Pencil Portraits
These portraits employ soft pencil on a smooth
bright white paper. The artist often adds soft
graphite crayon and a hard black "onyx" pencil to intensify dark areas and textures. The pencil is
smudged and pencil lines down-played, producing
a photographic effect.
Child, adult and pet portraits undertaken.
2. Coloured Pencil Portraits
Soft, oily pencils are used for these portraits,
and a slightly textured paper. Colours are built
up in layers with multiple pencils. The artist then finalisies the colour-mix with a blender pencil for
a portrait that is realistic and vibrant.
Child, adult and pet portraits commissioned.
3. Pencil Sketch Portraits
This type of portrait is more spontaneous and
pencil lines stay mostly visible. The artist captures
form without intensive labour, for a minimalistic
result. Detail levels can be varied with these
portraits, but the effect is not photographic.
Human subjects only for these portraits, please.