Portrait of Lady Velvet

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The charming Lady Velvet approached me recently for a custom portrait to grace her new website. In a similar way to “Instead of a photo” she prefers not to show photos directly and wanted a more illustrative approach. She wished to show some specific ideas , e.g.  that she was London-based, and was interested in being mistress to both sexes and all races. After some discussion we decided on a evening scene by the river Thames showing St Paul’s cathedral in the background. At her feet are shown a white girl and black male, looking up at her voluptuous form.

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This portrait was made as a black and white line illustration which was then coloured up digitally. I prefer not to colour line drawings conventionally as it weakens the pen-line. This is also a more affordable option than a full watercolour.

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