Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Ticket to Ride

Here we have Bernie, short for Bernice who actually rides a skateboard. When I heard about this, Her owner, Rachel showed me a video. I knew then that we had to do this.

There are a couple of things that differentiate this portrait from others that I have done. First, the skateboard and skate park bring things in to more of a modern age than what I usually depict in my work. Secondly, it is my first portrait with random subjects in the background. I had this in mind because I knew I need them to add support to the overall context.

I always have some trepidation when making decisions like this but it is important for me to always be pushing my boundaries,  Just like Bernie did here.

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