Todd is known as the Paper Crane Guy. He folds menageries of origami, in a variety of colors and sizes (checkout his website). He also happens to have red hair! He kindly agreed to model for me for the red-head portrait project.
We were able to meet while he worked folding origami flowers. I enjoyed watching him at work and was able to observe his amazing skill at folding. The camera was set up as he worked and I was able to take some photos of Todd while he folded and I sketched: the artist observing the artist.
Back at the studio, I decided on a square format on UArt paper, no underpainting. See how the image emerges? Now, to finish the painting...... .