Reginald CAE Portrait Prize for Softies. Yes indeed it IS meant to be Mr David Hockney, below, though I am not sure that I have succeeded in evoking the great man. I am quite happy with certain details: the embroidered stripes on the shirt, the knitted and stitched tie, the real pockets and the embroidered paint stains on the pants. But I am not a doll maker, and am definitely not used to thinking of a figure as a series of what are essentially three dimensional tubes.
It was quite a lesson*.
* One of the reasons why David Hockney IS so great, in my opinion, is that he still enjoys experimenting with different media (his i-pad paintings, for example, are brilliant). I should try and channel a bit more of his spirit. Maybe we all could?