Family Portrait

A friend of my mother commissioned me to do a family portrait.  The family had a couple of photos taken, I then stitched the best photo of each face together and sketched it.  Instead of going overboard with detail I opted to only focus on the detail in the faces and to leave the rest simple.  I did use word as a shading device – the clients had seen the Marilyn Monroe Sketch and liked the word detail so I made their sketch a bit more personal in the same way.  This is the result:

Family, Pencil on Paper, 2011