WAGGA man Tony Curran has an eye for detail.
Over the next month Mr Curran will come to know more than 200 faces as he fleshes that detail out on screen as he showcases his Stay exhibition at the Wagga Art Gallery.
The exhibition puts art lovers in the spotlight, their portraits drawn digitally on an iPad before their eyes.
The iPad came about because it allowed him to travel remotely without worrying about art supplies.
“I find it a really elegant way to do it,” he said.
The artist of a charcoal and inks background uses an app called Sketches that took just 20 hours to fully understand.
He enjoys it because it adds an element of flexibility into his sketches, while also recording a video of the drawing allowing for brush strokes to be played back in real time.
Mr Curran said digital could be the way of the future for portrait drawing.
“It’s a really contemporary way of making portraits,” he said. “iPads have the potential to be as influential in portraits than the snapshot camera.”
To make an appointment for a free portrait, visit tonycurran.net.
The exhibition is on show until May 24.