These pencil portraits were commissioned by this couple through my Etsy shop. They have a long-distance relationship, so I sent one portrait to Canada and the other to Hong Kong! Lovers united by the power of the Worm!
Usually I work with clearer, more professional photographs than the ones this couple sent. However, spontaneous snapshots like these have a lot of genuine emotion in them, so I decided to embrace that quality rather than fight it.
Here are some in-progress shots: