Hello dear follower!
Long time I didn’t post, but now I’ll have way more time!

So this one is a Portrait i have been working on during all this week. I only did two portraits using acrylics in my life, so the result is, as you can see, kind of terrible 😀

I’ve been attracted by human face since (only) 4 years. One of the main reasons is that I had a lot of difficulties to draw a face in the beginning, like every one I guess. Strangely it was that difficulty that push me to draw more and more, and eventually I really start enjoying it.
As for painting a portrait, I always thought that i wasn’t “ready”, like I had to practice more and more, draw as much portrait as I could until I reach some kind of “perfection”, and then start painting.
But I know realise that it’s not the best way to do it.
So now that I’m on holidays, I will paint (and draw) as much portrait as I can, and not just wait to reach any kind of “perfection”, that obviously don’t exist.
But I’m digressing a lot here, sorry! Let’s head back to the main subject : the painting itself!

I used a picture I found on (guess what?) Flickr, a group more specifically. It basically reunite all bunch of self-portrait, really useful! check the link : https://www.flickr.com/groups/autoportrait/
Here is the ref : https://www.flickr.com/photos/eugenieaphotography/12142343835/in/pool-30042135@N00/

I don’t really know why I choose this picture, maybe because she really look like Kristen Stewart (maybe).
First of all, the face is definitely not the same, I messed up here.
I will make sure to not messed up again on the next one.
I first start adding layers of painting for her skin, making it more and more whiter every time.
Then start painting the eyes, and then add the freckles.
and finally paint the hair.

I see know that painting a portrait is really difficult, especially since I try to make it as realistic as possible. Adding every details of the skin, and every single strand of hair seems impossible.
But I’m not giving up. I will post more portrait, and see if there is any evolution.

I also really want to have Feedbacks on this one, it could really help me out!


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