I couldn't share this in-progress shot at the time because it was for a surprise commission, but here it is retroactively. You can see how much "gridding" went into getting the figure exactly accurate. Below that is an image the owner sent along of the framed finished product, which hangs in their entryway. The original is one of his wife's favorite pieces of artwork and he wanted to bring that into their home to enjoy daily.
Copy projects are always so fun; my method of copying the drawing is pretty mathematical, so that I can interpret the paint application more freely once I get to that step.
Hannah Dunscombe is a painter and portrait artist based out of Mansfield, MA.