Tupac Portrait Commision

This piece was commsisioned by one of my clients. The piece is an enlarged hand drawn version of a popular photo from a Tupac tribute book. This client is a very big fan of Tupac's music and philosophy - and wanted that captured in this commisioned work. I was given free reign to choose the photo that I would use. I chose this one because it seemed the most difficult photo to accurately reproduce. I also loved the great contrast bewteen the light and dark areas of the piece. I found this to be very indicative of Tupac's personality which often teetered between peace loving visionary and ruthless bad-boy. This job was completed in two weeks total, of which one week was used actually drawing this piece. To enlarge this piece I used a porportional caculator and the grid method. This was done entirely in pencil. To date, this is my favorite commisioned work I have completed. It was my greatest challenge of my skills, and therefore the payoff was staggering. Sometimes it is hard to let go of a piece once you complete it. About the only thing I dislike about being a freelance artist! Image copyright 2004.

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Jean M. Laffitau 04 Nov 2007

Stunning piece of art!!

Anonymous Guest 04 Nov 2007

The knot in my stomach is coming from your talent.

Linda Bertiaux 16 Feb 2006

Excellent work.

Renata Cavanaugh 16 Feb 2006

Excellent work

Elizabeth Teed 16 Feb 2006

intriguing work