Vitam Impendere Vero

The client had returned to the Bar, after a long absence from the UK. She wanted to commemorate her return with a Vanity Fair portrait style commission.

‘Vitam Impendere Vero’ means ‘To devote one’s life to truth’. An apposite phrase for a barrister.

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.Leslie Ward – Wikipedia

To see more of his Vanity Fair style portrait work click here.

Media

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

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