08/03/2010 at 3:31 pm 2 comments

Two very special friends of mine recently got married. The bride’s parents, and the groom’s father, all passed away at different points in their lives, and therefore, couldn’t be there to see their incredible children be married to one another. They wanted to have them present somehow, but thought photos might be too grim a reminder. So, they came to me, and asked me to paint portraits of them. Largely because my work is anything BUT grim. (Their words.) Even cooler, however, was the fact that they sent me OLD photos of them.

So here they are, in their youth. Beautiful folks, these three were. I’m posting the photos AND the paintings, so you can see how I translated ’em. Just because.


Entry filed under: Commission, Illustration, Paintings, Portraits. Tags: , , , .


2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. abby  |  10/03/2010 at 5:28 pm

    we just found this post on your blog. oh d, again, thank you so so so much for doing these portraits for us. i don’t think we can ever tell you accurately how much they mean to us, or how much it means that you painted them. thank you so much, forever and for always, for the portraits of course, but thank you more for being made of the kind of awesome you’re made of.

    • 2. dwellephant  |  10/05/2010 at 2:28 pm

      Ditto on that last part. See you love gangsters soon I hope!


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