Collaboration with Robert Walker

Every so often, I get the opportunity to work with an amazing artist on a collaboration. Sometimes the collaboration comes in the form of a trade, such as the one with Carrie Longley, but the most exciting are when we get to work together on a new creation, like this one with Pam Adams.  

He currently has two abstract airbrushed backgrounds that I created, upon which he will paint a portrait of me and a subject of his choosing. All canvases are 16" x 20".

For this collaboration, I am working with Robert Walker to create two new portraits. The one below begun with the teal tree background painted by Robert. That is the starting surface for a portrait I will create of him, but inspired by the Cheshire Cat.

My sketch and his background. 

My sketch and his background. 

My portrait transferred to his background. 

My portrait transferred to his background. 

Covering up horn-like ears. 

Covering up horn-like ears. 

Ears are working better now. Changing the eyes a bit to be less bird-like and giving him a bit more shoulder. Bigger mouth=better!

Ears are working better now. Changing the eyes a bit to be less bird-like and giving him a bit more shoulder. Bigger mouth=better!

Moving ears to the side of his head. Contemplating a larger mouth. 

Moving ears to the side of his head. Contemplating a larger mouth. 

Stripes and sketching in the shirt pattern. 

Stripes and sketching in the shirt pattern. 

Still some rough spots, but it is coming together now. 

Still some rough spots, but it is coming together now. 

Adjusted hand. Defined shirt pattern better. 

Adjusted hand. Defined shirt pattern better. 

changed his cheeks. 

changed his cheeks. 

Detail of finished face. 

Detail of finished face. 

Detail of Dormouse cocktail. 

Detail of Dormouse cocktail. 

Detail of Robert Walker's trees. 

Detail of Robert Walker's trees. 

The finished piece. 

The finished piece.