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Being a fan of Elvis Costello, I always wanted to do a pencil portrait of him. I based this one on a small photograph that I found in a magazine.
 
I thought it would be fun to 'frame' him with some kind of border, and let the top of his head stick out, so it would have a bit more of a dimensional effect.
 
Most of his face was done in graphite pencil, with colored pencil for background and the sunglass lenses. I love how his mischievous eyes still show through the dark glasses. I used Micron/Pigma ink pen for the eyeglass frames and the border.

colored pencil graphite portrait elvis costello

Darla Dixon, Artist

Darla Dixon Portrait Art & Illustration


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