I'd just like to say before anything else, if I send a friend request or add a picture to a list its because there is something about you or one of your photos (more than likely both) that makes me think "now they would make an interesting subject to draw!!". I gravitate towards black and white images or those with strong lighting, I think that is because of the medium I use in my art and quite possible because my colour vision is a little shot.
I am currently playing around with retouching and photo editing, something I've done for a while as it helps me to get the best out of the pictures I draw from. So I'm offering limited retouching for FREE on the understanding that I am still a novice :)
I'll start with a little background:
Hi, my name is Ian and I am an artist ... took me a few years to actually class myself as an artist ... but I finally managed to accept that I am. I work in Graphite pencil, have done for the last four years and before that the only drawing I did was for engineering drawings. I use that experience to create realistic and detailed works ... I draw what I see, always have and always will ... ohhhhh and the main reason I only use graphite pencils is that I am colour blind ... not totally, but enough that what I see isn't going to be what my clients see ... so it's good old black and white and grey for me. I work exclusively from photographs, I'm 95 percent introvert which some see as grumpiness, shyness or ignorance. It is none of these, it is just that I don't need to deal with people ... I'm happy with my own company.
Anyway enough about me, although I have now completed over 100 paid commissions and countless other works but they have mainly been head and shoulders portrait work. So I'm looking for practice subjects ... male and female ... all shapes and sizes, I just need interesting pictures to allow me to practice, that and willing victims who don't mind me capturing them on paper ... and you never know I might even get a little work from it as well. If you want to know more then please contact me anyway you see fit ... Thanks.