This is an example of how a portrait begins and where it ends.
People send me pictures. Sometimes just a few, but the more pictures the better, really.
This couple has a boat named the Spirit Walker. They take it out sailing all the time and participate in races. Peggy sent me a few pictures of herself and Vern, as well as their boat and dogs. A sketch was created.
After emailing the sketch and getting approval from the client, I move into the final color stage. The images show the process through the final result.