I had a question on the weekend about my portraits and if I can change photos or even combine two separate photos and the answer is YEP! Generally I just draw without a background, but I can also add a backdrop if you’d prefer. Generally it can take me about a week to complete your portrait and another week for shipping (longer internationally), this is however dependent on my work load. So if you’ve got one thing special in mind that you’d like for a particular date, get in contact so I can give you a more realistic estimate 🙂 it’s also important to keep in mind the lighting of the photo and where shadows are cast, if you do have your heart set on a particular image, I may need some extra pictures for reference so I can make an image with as much likeness as possible 😄 if you have any more questions, please shoot me a message, I’m happy to help! #commissionedart#australianart#australianartist#aussieartist#commissionsopen#upperhunterartist#graphiteartist#petportraitartist#portraitartist#etsyau#etsyaufinds#etsyartist#etsyportraits#graphiteleader
'Let Me Know' graphite on paper.
The hand drawn original is framed and for sale at @bimbo_norwood
If you like this look with the white background, prints are now available on my online store!
hello phrends i want to let you all know i’m going to be taking a mental health break from instagram. i’ll come back when i feel like i should.
and about the picture, i know you’ve all seen these but have fun at SDCC to the orville crew!! #theorville#family
My Art is a Lie
Most artists will tell you that true art comes from within. And this is accurate. Unfortunately, many artists close the door to their inner artist in an effort to please the masses. I am 100% guilty of this.
I want to gain recognition. I want to be admired. I want to pay my bills. For these reasons, I take on commissions or do portraits of celebrities that I think people will want. While this is all well and good and I'd still rather be doing this than waiting tables or working in an office, it's not my truth.
I've had lots of ideas for art series or studies. Many of these ideas involve controversial topic such as sexuality, religion, the homeless, etc. I really want to make a statement with my art...but I'm scared. What if people don't like it? What if they judge me? What if they don't get it?
I see so many artists who don't appear to have such concerns. Many of them make waves, but it works for them. I've never been one to make waves. I am a people-pleaser. I'm a caretaker. I just want everyone to be happy.
But I need to be happy, too.
In my future artistic pursuits, I intend to unlock the door to my indifference and do what I want to do. Even as I write this, I'm terrified of what you will think. However, I've always believed in facing my fears.
So here we go.... #fridayfeature#art#artist#artistofinstagram#pencilart#pencilartist#graphiteart#graphiteartist#celebrityportraits#celebrityportrait#portraitartist#findyourtruth#truthinart#betruetoyourself
So I spent a bit more time on this drawing as I wasn’t happy with parts of it; mainly the wrist section. A bit more work on defining some of the creases and wrinkles and also adding some more contrast. I’m now happier with it 👍🏻