Sunday, May 6, 2012

First, Last & Always

This was a commission piece done for wonderful designer extraordinaire Leslie H. I initially met Leslie via Facebook through shared interests in H.P. Lovecraft and the weird, then met in person at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland Oct. 2011. She'd asked I would do a portrait of her and her husband Leumis as a Christmas present to him. The words "First, Last & Always" in the scroll comes from the Sisters of Mercy song.
The final piece measures 11 x 14 and is all done in black ink.

Some of the inking progress along the way...

Added a scrolling chair-back for Leslie to relax on...


  1. Great piece! Love it! Good to know a fellow Lovecraft fan as well!

    Bruce Brown
    Creator:Howard Lovecraft & The Frozen Kingdom

  2. Is his name really Loomis or did you just make that up?

  3. Yes, I am Leumis. : ) The portrait now sits in our bedroom. It was a wonderful work. Thank you again.