Portraits in Graphite Pencil by Katja Turnsek

portraits in pencil

Pencil Portrait Commission Info

This one of four pencil portraits a company commissioned to give away as gift to the people portrayed. The pencil portrait was drawn years ago and I have developed my drawing skills since then. The size of this portrait drawing is A4 which used to be one of my standard sizes and the smallest available.

I managed to erase the testimonial I got since I wasn't that organized back then. The client came to collect the portraits in person and Åke along with the others were all delighted with their portraits.

Drawing Information

Medium: Graphite Pencil
Size: 21 x 29,7 cm
Year Drawn: 2008
Subject: Person / Åke
Commissioned by: Client in Sweden

The Reference Photograph

The client sent me one nice photo to work from. I erased the background and turned the coloured photo into a black and white one. I also erased the bottom part to eliminate the sharp edges.

Reference Photo

Dog Portrait in Progress

Below you can view a few work in progress photos of this portrait. It is important for me that you understand the painting process at the same as you have a full input the entire time, that is why I’m prepared to spend some extra time in order to keep you regularly updated. I have had this feature for many years, even though I uploaded the progress images to a static html page at first. Now I use my portraits in blog for this exciting feature. If you do not wish to share your painting’s progress or the completed painting with the world, I can send you the progress images by email. Several clients decided to do this, especially famous ones.

portraits in pencil