Thursday, February 6, 2014

"Self Portrait" And A Dog Sketch

Being that my name is Matt Smith, I often get referenced to Matt Smith the actor from Doctor Who. So yes, I am an artist and I play a doctor on TV, or did, the Doctor regenerated and now someone else plays him and took my job. So I decided to draw a self portrait, its been a long time since I have done one. The dog sketch is 5x7, I wanted to add a mini pet portrait to what I am already offering on Etsy for my custom pet portraits, I got this review today from one of my customers;
"I purchased this as a gift for my daughter. I gave Matt a photograph of Duke and he captured his appearance and even the loving way he looks at us in graphite. It brought tears to my daughters eyes when she received it! Matt is great to work with and he makes the whole process seamless. Thanks so much Matt!!!!"


Hilary Marshall said...
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Lucy Pops said...

*Gasps* Oh, Matt, your style is fantastic! I really, really like how you draw. [Understatement.] The hatching works so well as shade and background and form.

I tend to blend my marks as form, and shadows to a kind of whisper. Not sure I currently have the confidence to make those bold marks in commissioned work, but I'll definitely have a go the next time I sketch.

Thank-you so much for the inspiration!

Lucy @