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...