Without fear or favour, Affection or Ill-will

The husband of the judge in this Vanity Fair style portrait commissioned a Leslie Ward inspired Spy portrait, to celebrate her new post as a Judge. He chose the caption ‘Without Fear or Favour, Affection or Ill-will’ as this is the phrase spoken at the end of the oath taken at the swearing in ceremony of a new judge.


Without Fear or Favour, Affection or Ill-will – a Vanity Fair style portrait

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 my Vanity Fair style portraits visit my portfolio here.

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

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