30 January 2012

Three generations




I recently completed this lovely series of three generations of women in the one family. When drawing portraits you become so intimately familiar with the physiology of each face down to the tiniest lines and smallest veins, so when drawing a family it becomes quickly evident the genetic similarities between each member. I really enjoyed this commission with the process of capturing enough likeness to symbolise familial connection but enough difference to make each individual unique. It's also interesting to see how the fashions and hairstyles change with each generation.