January 11, 2009
One of my favourite websites since the dawn of all creation is the venerable Drawn! The Illustration and Cartooning Blog. I've discovered so much here – case in point this quick and unassuming post by site contributor John Martz on talented Australian illustrator Mel Stringer, complete with the addendum that she was accepting cold-call portraiture commissions for a special – and very reasonable – January sale price. So I jumped. I submitted a handful of photos, a few notes – and this morning my beautiful mug was returned to me (above), based largely on this supplied photo (compare for yourself), taken earlier this winter at Beaudry Park.
I'm so jazzed. And so next up is one for Kerry, who is now a convert.
Click here to view Mel's portrait gallery, and here to view my portrait in more detail.