These two portraits were Christmas commissions for a current patron of mine, John Anzalone of Anzalone Liszt Research. I have been working on a few portraits of U.S. Presidents for John in the last couple of weeks. Once he saw the preliminary sketches he decided to commission similar graphite sketches of his kids. Of course these portraits incorporate much more elaborate graphite supplies as compared to preliminary sketches which are generally always done using a single grade of graphite (2B for example). I really enjoy these graphite portraits and they make for great gifts, especially for the Christmas season. More portraits of John's family will follow. I hope that you enjoy. If you're interested in commissioning a work please feel free to contact me through this blog or by clicking here.