Seth Balliett: Paper to Canvas

Graphic Designer Seth Balliett has just launched an online gallery dedicated to his highly unique textural portraits (click on the images above for a larger view). By applying personal elements from the subject's life (such as fabric swatches, newspaper clippings, and handwritten letters) with archival glue over a hand sketched stretched canvas, Balliett is able to create a one-of-a-kind biographical tableau. Commissions usually cost around $6 per square inch plus materials, and take about 12 to 16 weeks to produce.

For more information visit his site, Paper to Canvas .com.