The Four Js

45x60cm pastel on panel

This quadruple portrait is of my cousins in Durban. Each of their names starts with a J. I tried to capture each of their distinct personalities by combining 4 or 5 reference photos in which each had a different expression. I used the dark shapes for lost edges to join them all together and kept the lighting subdued as if they were in open shade. Before anyone asks… Yes, the girls are that adorable. I hope they like it.


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