This is Ric and his wife, Sara. Ric got in touch with me when he had seen a previous skiing commission posted on social media. He asked if I could do one for Sara’s birthday present. I’ve never met him, so he sent me some pics to work from that show me what they look like. I try to get the essence of people without directly copying the images. I love Sara’s plaits though; and couldn’t resist her joyful pose.
I create the backgrounds in watercolour, then the people are drawn on the screen, meaning I can make changes if necessary. It also means I can re-use the background, which makes a personalised commission much more affordable. If you’re interested in something similar, send me your pics to peruse and let’s have a chat.