I was contacted by a client a couple of months ago to commission a portrait of her friend. She had a photo of her as a child sharing a special moment with her father. The client wanted to capture this moment so we decided to keep everything from the image including the kitchen cupboards and table. I moved the little girl a little closer to her father.

Father and Daughter, 15 x 20 cm graphite pencil on paper

The drawing is small in size at 15 x 20 cm, the smallest size I work in for family portraits. I worked on Fabriano 5 300 gms paper with black graphite pencils by Staedtler.

Finished drawing in a mount

The client was very happy with the finished drawing:

Hi Ivana! Wow, just wow. You’ve captured the moment so well, thank you so much, I’m beyond happy with this, I hope my friend will be too.

Mary, Dublin, Ireland