This man had the most unusual face, very asymetrical (even more so than most people) and therefore to an aspiring portrait painter like me, both fascinating and challenging. By his own description he had a dark complexion, grey eyes and strong black hair, described by others as looking as if it had never seen a brush or a comb. This is probably the best known face in history, since he was fortunate enough to have lived after the invention of photography. I hope that I have done him justice.

Soft pastel and pastel pencils on Art Specrum Colourfix approx A4

Not sure if anyone would want a card of him but I’ll do one anyway

I am coming, Father Ab’ram…

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  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanalmost 2 years ago

    Fantastic, my friend!!!! :) Hope you are well!!!

  • Thank you, Mon! How nice to hear from you.

    – Hilary Robinson

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelalmost 2 years ago

    wonderful artwork

  • Thank you, Angel

    – Hilary Robinson

  • Pam Humbargar
    Pam Humbargaralmost 2 years ago

    A very moving portrait—such strength and determination you capture in the eyes!!

  • That’s a very nice comment, Pam, and one I really appreciate. Thank you so much.

    – Hilary Robinson

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 2 years ago

    an absolutely stunning pastel, a wonderful piece,well done,dawnx

  • Happy to have that reaction from an ACW re-enactor! Many thanks, Dawn.

    – Hilary Robinson

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checca8 months ago


  • Thank you for the feature, Karen

    – Hilary Robinson

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