My name is Michelle. I am a prize winning artist who is available for commission.
Each original pencil portrait is hand-drawn in a photo-realistic style from your favourite photograph(s) using professional graphite grey-scale and colour pencils; Derwent, Faber-Castell Polychromos, Staedtler Mars Lumograph and Caran d'Ache Luminance.
My attention to detail is clearly evident in my portraits, capturing the true character of each subject beautifully.
I use a variety of techniques to create texture, tone, shadow and depth, taking over 20 hours create each portrait.
I have always loved to draw but have only taken my ability and passion seriously in the last three years due to family and disability.
I am fascinated by fine detail, precision, texture and shadow. I have also recently expanded my drawing repertoire into both landscape and streetscape.