I found a special treat on YouTube tonight. Charles Dearing, whom I consider the finest portrait style pattern designer today has done a 3 part video series explaining his technique. He is unique in that he is one of the very few portrait style pattern designers who does much of the work with a pencil. He uses the computer to clean up his patterns but they have a special look because he does so much of the work by hand. If you get a chance visit his Facebook page to see just how wonderful his patterns are. Charles Facebook Link.
Thanks Charles for sharing you incredible technique.
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