A few notes on how I'm etching these portraits:
- I pretty much always start with a printed copy of the picture I'm trying to draw.
- The portraits are almost always etched in my own personal latte of the day. It would take a bit too long to draw one and serve it to the customer... For real drinks to real customers, I frequently do free-pour art (no etching involved) or something like The Bear or the Daisy (neither of which would take more than 20 extra seconds to serve after pouring.
- Most portraits involve pouring a simple white blob into the center of the crema to start, and etching from there.
- It's incredibly easy to mess up facial features of recognizable characters and make it look nothing like them. This was the disastrous attempt at Obama: