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Peter by Phillip Butah

Image of Peter by Phillip Butah


The artist chose Peter because he wanted to capture in one head study the combination of a quiet, reflective personality with an underlying intelligence. He told me that the task with this particular drawing experiment was to make both the darkest and lightest points of the portrait (the eyes and the diamond ear stud) suggestive clues to the character of the individual: a shy, retiring exterior hiding a sharp mind.