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THE CUSTOM PORTRAIT SERVICE
All portraits are personally hand drawn, sketched or hand painted by me, Anne-Marie Bond in Graphite pencil (charcoal, carbon or ink), Oils, Acrylic paint or via a digitalised painted method using either an iPad or Wacom tablet or Wacom Cintiq 27 QHD touch, using oil paints or airbrushes. No matter the material of the surface used to draw or paint on, I hand-paint my portraits from the beginning until the very last brush stroke..
I primarily work from photographs where customers send me their photo(s) and on the canvas or drawing paper I will initially begin sketching the formation of the subject onto the surface that I'm using. The next stage is to identify the values, the colours and the darks/whites and from then on I paint on an intuitive level as I am totally self-taught in my craft, meaning I haven't attended any art college for the development of my art but hope to one day to finesse some methods I use. So to clarify, I am totally self-taught and do not have any prior art degrees or qualifications, however, I have applied an enormous amount of self-study (in excess of approx. 10,000 hrs) to have reached a level of professionalism and knowledge that mirrors the quality and standard I've achieved in a photo realistic portrait.
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