Pencil portrait, spot the difference

I was recently commissioned to do a drawing of two twins. See if you can spot the difference.

custom portrait commission, drawing of twin girls, pencil on paper
The drawing before
Custom portrait art, pencil portrait. Commissioned art drawn by portrait artist Matt Harvey
The drawing after adjustments

I worked very closely from the photo provided but the client didn’t like the way the tongue looked in the end, so I had to do a bit of human photoshopping. In hindsight it was never going to work, but I followed the brief and was still happy with the drawing at that stage. Its the first pencil drawing I’ve done for over 20 years and, ahem, nearly 30.. Still working with a  crosshatch style. Old habits really do die hard with art. As I wrote in another blog, Learning to love black, it took me years to shake off the idea that black in a tube was a crime against art.

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