Portraits from photos

Creating a portrait from photo reference gives me more freedom to play, especially when the reference images are from Julia Kay's Portrait Party (JKPP) where there the artists mostly don't know each other and a likeness is not required. The challenge in this series was to use a different style/medium with each portrait.

4 Jennies (From accidental video capture, walking up from the sea in the Marin Headlands)
Watercolor, 2013, 10.5 x 10.5"

Gila (JKPP photo) 2015, Colored Pencil, 6 x 8"

Sally (JKPP photo) 2015, Watercolor, 10 x 8"

Marion (JKPP photo) 2015, Watercolor, 7.5 x 11.5"

AJ Tudry (JKPP photo) 2015, Colored Pencil, 12 x 9"

Jared (JKPP photo) 2015, Watercolor, 9 x 12"

Phillip (JKPP photo) 2015, Colored Pencil, 7.5 x 10"

Nick (JKPP photo) 2015, Ink and Watercolor, 9 x 12"

Uma (JKPP photo) 2015, Gouache and Charcoal, 10.5 x 13.5"

Tom (JKPP photo) 2015, Watercolor and Graphite, 9 x 12"

Romo celebrates Girants' World Series win, 2012, Watercolor and Gel Pen
(From a a photo by Patrick Semansky, AP)

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