And I always said that I don’t do portraits …

Okay, so the slightly strange commission I’ve completed this week was a leaving present for someone.


Apparently they are a huge fan of a popular reality TV programme, in which one of participants created a portrait using elements from different faces.


So my brief was to use the following photographs to create a portrait.


Now, portraits are not something I ever really try to tackle, I think it’s because the slightest error in placing a line can make such a huge difference. Faces are so very familiar to us, especially close friends, celebrities and family (But, as I’ve been told, a fried egg just looks like a fried egg).

So I used the lady with the blonde hair as the base figure. Ash she was the recipient/subject of the portrait I decided to use her eyes and nose.

The beard definitely had to be used.

I rather liked the distinctive hair of the second gentleman, but instead opted to use his mouth, so I could use the second lady’s hair style and colouring.

Adams Muddledsmall

Very attractive, I’m sure you’ll agree.

2 Comments on “And I always said that I don’t do portraits …”

  1. egratsia says:

    Definitely found this very interesting … a bit disturbing … but very interesting!! 🙂


  2. siansburys says:



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