A Rainbow Re-do

A month ago, I posted one of my rainbow commission portraits here.  The mother eventually contacted me, hesitantly, to let me know she wasn’t 100% happy with it.  The only thing to do, really, was to make a new one.  Because what’s the point of even doing portraits if they aren’t loved by the people…

Rainbow Commission II

Another recently completed rainbow portrait! At the beginning… Almost finished… And there she is! The face was hard to photograph- it looks a little different in person.  I tried a new type of paper with this one and I love how the paper fibers show up.

Rainbow Portrait Commission

The process is a lot of fun.  I get my paper and inks out, a jar of water, a straw, some salt and then I just play. The straw helps me direct the ink around the page by concentrating the air- making it steerable.  It’s a little dizzying. Then I use the references to draw…