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On Her Majesty’s Service

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A previous client (a barrister) persuaded his chambers to commission a Vanity Fair Spy portrait of one of their members who was retiring.

The title refers to the comparison often made by colleagues of the subject’s tanned, suave appearance, and James Bond.

These are gentle caricatures, nothing too extreme. As Leslie Ward (Spy) said: ‘If I could sum up the art in a sentence, it would be that caricature should be a comic impression with a kindly touch, and always devoid of vulgarity’.

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Pencil sketch
Scanned
Painted digitally in Photoshop, using graphics tablet and stylus.
Textures my own.

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