Jack was painted using soft pastels, pastel pencils and conte sticks for the detail. The painting measures approx. 15" x 18" and was done as a commission for a Christmas Gift.
I found Jack's eyes and face very challenging due to the fact that the photographs I was given were poor quality and very small. They were also taken indoors using a flash which added to my problems with his eyes.
However, all things considered I am quite pleased with the result and more to the point the lady who commissioned it was delighted.
What have I learned? - not to accept poor quality photographs.
Wishing everyone Good Health and Happiness in 2008.