17 March 2015

His royal chubby cheeks

I'm a quiet Royalist at heart and it was only a matter of time before the newest Prince's precious locks, rosy cheeks and cupid bow lips became the subject of pencil and paintbrush. The top image is in Winsor and Newton watercolours on watercolour paper. The bottom image is my usual Derwent on sketch paper.

As the Royals are pressed to modernise their image, I have often wondered how this shift will influence the portraits of future Regal posers. Is it possible that non-traditional art mediums may make an appearance in re-branding the Royal Family as an accessible, inclusive and humanistic entity? I will be interested to see over the years ahead, if opinion of the Royal Family bears any correlation with their representation in artistic form. 

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