Portraits

Portraits

David Williams

Dad

Portrait of David Williams

A very emotional drawing for me to complete. This is a portrait of my father, David, who sadly passed away in 2019 after a short battle with cancer.

He was my first inspiration for drawing. When, at an early age, I saw his sketch of John Wayne, I thought “Wow! I want to be able to draw like that!”.

David Williams
Time Lines

Time Lines

The etched lines of time, so evident on the face, showing the wisdom and strength accrued over the uncounted years.

35cm x 35cm on A2 Smooth Surface Heavy Weight Cartridge Pad.

Faber Castell mechanical clutch pencils B, 3B and 6B. Cotton buds (Q-Tips) for blending. Pencil eraser.

Approx 40 hours.

Pop

Pop

Commissioned portrait of an elderly gentleman affectionately known as ‘Pop’.

Pop
Hannah Williams

Hannah

Sketch of my daughter, Hannah.

Mechanical pencils HB to 3B in my sketch book.

Model

Model

She’s a model and she’s looking goodKraftwerk

Rotring Ticky mechanical pencil with 0.5mm B lead. Tissue for blending.

A4 cartridge paper.

Model
Hidden Smile

Hidden Smile

Smile. Your eyes sparkle when you do.

Approx 10″ x 13″ on A3 smooth surface cartridge paper.

2H – 6B pencils used.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses

Portrait of a happy little girl in her father’s designer sunglasses.

2H-6B pencils on smooth surface cartridge paper. Approx 18 hours.

Size 25cm x 25cm (10″ x 10″).

Sunglasses
Don't You Cry

Don’t You Cry

Don’t you cry tonight
I still love you, baby
Don’t you cry tonight
Don’t you cry tonight
There’s a heaven above you baby

And don’t you cry tonight – Guns N’ Roses

25cm x 25cm. A3 Bristol Board. 

2H – 6B Faber Castell 9000 pencils.

Approx 18 hours.

Freckles

Freckles

Based on a picture by photographer Irvine Penn. I changed the eyes and lips from the original photo but have included the freckles which add depth to the drawing.

A variety of wooden and mechanical pencils. Tissues, tortillon and cotton buds for blending. Putty rubber and Tombow Mono Zero eraser. A3 medium surface paper.

Freckles
Love Hurts

Love Hurts

Sometimes, it’s not the butterflies that tell you you’re in love but the pain.

A range of graphite pencils from B to 8B used on A3 heavyweight smooth cartridge paper.

Contemplation

Contemplation

Life is nothing more than to love and to contemplate.

Approximately 11″ x 13″ on A3 cartridge paper in my Pukka sketch book.

About 8 hours over a few days.

Faber Castell wooden and mechanical grip pencils ranging from H to 6B. Tissues for blending. Tombow Mono eraser.

Contemplation
Sadness

Sadness

When you’re happy you enjoy the music. When you’re sad you understand the lyrics.

Time: 2-3 hours. Materials: Grey Canford paper, charcoal – both compressed stick and pencil, white chalk compressed stick, cotton wool bud (q-tip) and my fingers for blending.

The reference I used for this was a photograph from the very talented Lee Jeffries.

Summer Child

Summer Child

Summer is like childhood. It’s full of warm memories but gone too soon.

Faber Castell Polychromos colour pencils blended with tissue and cotton ear bud on the figure. The background was blended with a soft cloth lightly dampened with spirit.

Summer Child
Larry and Eva

Larry and Eva

Commissioned portrait.

Materials: A mix of Faber Castell and Mars Lumograph wooden and mechanical pencils, tissues, tortillon and cotton ear buds for blending, Tombow Mono Zero eraser.

I'd Pick You

I’d Pick You

You may think it's funny but it's snot

Faber Castell clutch pencils F, B and 3B blended with tissue on A3 cartridge paper.

I'd Pick You
Coffee and Cigarettes

Coffee and Cigarettes

This is my attempt at a painting using coffee instead of traditional paints.

Size is 8″ x 8″ on watercolour paper.

Materials: 2B pencil for original sketch, sanguine fineliner for details in eyelashes and eyebrows, a few dabs of white acrylic for highlights and, of courselots of COFFEE.

Unspoken

Java

Life begins after coffee.

Painted sketch exclusively using coffee as the medium.

Unspoken
Coffee and Cigarettes

Close-Up

Close-up – an intimate and detailed description or study

Faber-Castell Polychromos colour pencils on Windsor & Newton Smooth Surface Cartridge paper.

Unspoken

Unspoken

Sometimes, unspoken words speak the loudest.

Faber Castell pencils B, 3B and 6B. Tissue for blending and Tombow Mono Zero eraser for high-lights.

Approximately 9″ x 12″ on cartridge paper in my sketchbook.

Unspoken
Hannah Williams

Hannah

Portrait of my daughter at 8 years old.

Acrylic on canvas 16″ x 12″

Chelsea and Faye

Chelsea and Faye

Commisssioned drawing of two sisters as a present for Mothers’ Day.

Both wooden and mechanical pencils of varying grades were used on Bristol Board.

Chelsea and Faye
Lorenzo

Lorenzo

Portrait of Jorge Lorenzo

Commissioned drawing.

Jorge Lorenzo Guerrero is a Spanish professional motorcycle road racer. 

Faber Castell mechanical clutch pencils 2H, HB, 2B and 3B on Windsor & Newton Smooth Surface Cartridge paper.

Anticipation

Anticipation

The anticipation of pleasure is a pleasure in itself.

10″ x 10″ 220gsm Smooth Cartridge Pad. HB, 2B, 3B & 4B and blending stumps.

Anticipation
Jim Wiggins

Jim

Commissioned drawing which was given as a Fathers’ Day gift.

Time.

Time. Time. Time.

The most precious resource we all have is time.

Faber-Castell Polychromos colour pencils on Windsor & Newton Smooth Surface Cartridge paper.

Size 10″ x 15″

Time.
Kids

Kids

Portrait commission.

Both wooden and mechanical pencils of varying grades were used on A3 Bristol Board.

Watercolour Sketch

Watercolour Sketch

Just a quickie, messing around with water colours.

Watercolour Sketch
Harry Styles and Zoe

Harry Styles and Zoe

This is my niece Zoe with Harry Styles from One Direction. A surprise present for her 10th birthday.

Rotring Ticky mechanical pencil with 0.5mm B lead. Tissue for blending.

Bride and Groom

Bride & Groom

Commissioned drawing.

Graphite on A4 Bristol board.

Bride and Groom
Wedding

Wedding

Commissioned drawing.

Graphite on A4 Bristol board.

Wedding

Wedding

Commissioned drawing.

Graphite on A4 Bristol board.

Wedding
Anniversary

Anniversary

Commissioned drawing.

Graphite on A4 Bristol board.

watercolour sketch

Watercolour Sketch

Quick drawing using watercolour paints.

Graphite on A4 Bristol board.

watercolour sketch
Meg and Flo

Meg and Flo

Commissioned pencil sketch portrait of Megan and baby Florence.

Mathias Agbo, Jr.

Mathias Agbo, Jr.

Commissioned drawing.

Mathias Agbo, Jr. is an interior architect and design researcher; he is an alumni of the Florence Design Academy, in Italy.

Mathias Agbo, Jr.
NHS Hero

NHS Hero

This is my portrait of an NHS worker.

I proudly took part in Tom Croft‘s #portraitsfornhsheroes to show my appreciation for all of our NHS and frontline workers keeping us all safe during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Wooden and mechanical pencils 2H – 3B on heavyweight cartridge paper.

Chelsea and Faye

Kids Painting

Acrylic painting of my children when they were younger.

Chelsea and Faye
NHS Hero

Hannah

Ink painting of my daughter, Hannah.

Hannah Williams

Ben

Acrylic painting on canvas of my son, Ben.

Hannah Williams
NHS Hero

Little Girl

Acrylic painting commission of a client’s grandaughter.

Hannah Williams

My Muse

Portrait of Hannah Williams

Acrylic painting on canvas of my daughter, and fellow artist, Hannah Williams.

Hannah Williams
Self Portrait

‘Tis Me

Acrylic painting self portrait.