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Portrait Commission


12" x 9"

I worked on this all day Saturday. I spent most of my effort on nailing an accurate pencil drawing, then I use many thin layers of watercolor for texture and warmth. I like to go back with pencil to bring it together and add touches of detail.


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I like the way the different effects work together. It looks like you know what you're doing. ( :

Dan kind of favors Chipper Jones.

john cox:


Thanks for the kind word.


Now if I could only get you to make me look like that!!

john cox:


When I do commissioned portraiture, I'm very sensitive to not only being accurate but portraying the person at his/her best.

I don't charge very much for them (I'm aware that it might be considered a luxury) yet I still enjoy doing them for their own artistic challenges.

All I need is some decent photos...

Dr. Bob:

Very nice work, John.

Now, I haven't a clue who Dan Barber is, but I know what he looks like.


John my friend,

You knocked the back out of it with this one. Extremely nice. You get an extra bowl of ice cream.

Cool Runnings.


John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.

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