Thursday, 30 May 2013

You Win Some, You Lose Some...

Initial request was 'umpire saying "out"', subsequent pics are attempts to get 'essence' of subject...





Oh dear. All you fine art folk, keep just doing your own inspired pics and never attempt a commission. This was a request from a cricket club, as a present for a retiring umpire. Most of my commissions go smoothly enough - the odd tweak here or there, but I spent hours/days/felt-like-months on this face - all for it to be turned down in the end (I hadn't got the essence of him, apparently). They offered to pay for materials, but that's the very least part of a cost. I said 'let's just put it down to experience'...