Sunday, December 22, 2013
I almost didn't take this commission because of the initial hurdles, but I sometimes enjoy the challenge. The original photo was a very small 3x3 and the subject was even smaller. When looking at the original, there was no way I could use it as a reference, but I took it home and scanned it at a high resolution. I was surprised how much detail was revealed. When doing portraits, you can get a good likeness without showing details. It is all about capturing the shapes of shadows and highlights to reveal the features of the face. So I jumped in feet first and will be dropping it off to the new owner today.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Next up for finishing touches is another portrait, and then a still life.