Guitarist Portraits in Conté Pastel of Vlado Turnsek

Guitarist Portraits in Conté

Guitarist Portrait Info

This is a big sepia sketch with conté on velour paper which I drew in year 2010. I used the velour paper which I had left from the first time I started painting with pastels. The reason why I used velour is because I wanted the paper texture to show through the sketch.

The pastel is a portrait of my father (Vlado Turnsek) who is a professional musician; guitarist, singer, composer and producer. It took 16 hours to create the

sketch of my father playing his guitar with the band on a Blues Festival here in Sweden. The reference photo I used was from a photograph I took at the location. It was a gift from me for his 60th birthday, because I know how much he loves special gift like this. View the portrait framed here!

I got some special inspiration at the time I created this drawing, tha'ts probably visible in the outcome. If you like the style of these soulful and modern portraits, do not hesitate to contact me to have your own portrait done.