Here are several examples of my work in charcoal portraits.
If you like what you see and are interested in commissioning me to do a portrait for you, feel free to contact me and we can discuss it.
A dramatic charcoal portrait of yourself or someone you love is something that will always be appreciated, and can be passed down as a treasured heirloom.
I don't do it for a living, so I have no set procedure or pricing. But I won't do it for free!

The following images are between 80 and 120 kilobytes in file size.
Laura 1
23 by 17
Laura 2
24 by 16
Laura 3
23 by 17
Jerry Garcia
18 by 15
Mother Theresa
24 by 16
Woman in robe
23 by 16
Laura with baby
15 by 12

The slightly annoying animated picture above of the greatest composer of the 20th century (Shostakovich) was drawn in the Paint program that comes with Windows. It's a very basic program (why else would Microsoft give it away with their operating sysem?), but you can still do some effective drawing with it provided you have the patience. I drew this with the mouse in five sessions, saving a copy at the end of each session. Then I imported the folder containing these five files into the Imageready program of Adobe PhotoShop and created an animation out of the drawing process simply by running each file sequentially. It's interesting to see the drawing process through time lapse images. I don't know about you, but the power of the computer opens up worlds of fun for me!

Last update of this page was on 4/12/02