Portrait 2. Grade: B+

I attempted the portrait of my cousin this morning. I kind of like this. Unfortunately I painted it on the board of a sketchbook rendering it “unprofessional”. Oh well, they did tell us in art school to always use good materials.

A rough sketch. It felt freeing to paint larger and directly with paint rather than drawing in pencil and then painting.

The zombie version in case you forgot.

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14 responses to “Portrait 2. Grade: B+”

  1. Evelyn Flint says :

    I like your portraits – they’re not easy to do and you’ve done a great job…

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  2. Claudia McGill says :

    I love that you went right to the paint. The immediacy and looser feel it gives. I like the interim image too.

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    • memadtwo says :

      I think I’m better off doing the immediate painting rather than pencil line. Also I need to work bigger. Thank you as per usual!

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      • Claudia McGill says :

        I’ve found the same thing, I’ve been doing some ink and Chinese brush illustrations for stories I wrote and I thought I’d need to practice the drawings a lot first and then do the final one but it seems usually the first one is the best one (if not I just do another) and that surprised me. The first one seems less tortured and more fresh. Less thinking and more letting the brush do its thing, I guess.

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  3. Rosie Scribblah says :

    Ha ha I love the zombie version 😀

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  4. V.J. Knutson says :

    Each portrait has merit. I find people so hard to sketch – yours has a distinct style that works. You have inspired me to try again.

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  5. Sharon Mann says :

    I love your process with this portrait. There are so many options!

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  6. memadtwo says :

    Is it crazy that I want to try another one?

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  7. Betty Hayes Albright says :

    I love this latest version! ☺️

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  8. browncomicart says :

    Beautiful Portrait! Keep up the good work!

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