Baby Lachlan in Leaves


This is the final commission piece I did for Christmas 2017, a portrait of my lifelong friend’s beautiful baby son lying playfully in a pile of autumn foliage.  Below is my workflow, plus the photo I worked from to produce the finished piece, 14″ x 17″, colored pencil on Bristol board.  I think it turned out quite well.


I first bumped up the saturation some of the original photo in Photoshop, and cropped it to the scale I needed.  I then worked from there.

Lachlan Reference Photo


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