Tag Archives: Portrait

Painting With X-Rays

Imagine that you have to do a painting of a model, from life, but the only light sources available to you, in the studio, are some radio isotopes (strontium 90 and caesium 137, for example) and a left over black … Continue reading

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Painting Two Portraits at Once

One of the hardest things when painting, but especially when painting a portrait, is getting the draftsmanship right.  You need to ensure that everything looks in proportion and balanced, with all the spaces and negative spaces the right shape, size … Continue reading

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Van Goghology

Here’s another pixel-by-pixel colour picker study of a famous work of art.  This time, I chose a Van Gogh self portrait.  This is the picture: The skin tones are very different to both Rembrandt and Caravaggio.  The brush strokes are … Continue reading

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