So this is a watercolour illustration I did for a popular English speaking blog about Berlin called slowberlin.com. The portraits are of old Russian poet/author Vladimir Nabokov (young and old versions) about whom the blog had written an article. He lived in Berlin in his thirties and the article examined his opinion of the city and how it may have effected his work.
Anyway, the piece is a bit loose and there was deadline pressure, but I'm kind of happy with it. Trying to not beat myself up about its shortcomings. Both of the portraits of were from black and white photos, I made the colour up and have subsequently tweaked it in Photoshop to make it look a bit older. And I just realised this is probably the most boring description I have ever written on DA. If you are still reading you must be the kind of person that just enjoys reading. You probably enjoy novels a lot. That's cool. Anyway, thanks for reading and have a nice day.