Sunday, 22 July 2012


This is an experimental watercolour painting using a photograph of my brother as reference. It turned out very differently than i had initially expected. I was aiming to create a 'realistic' portrait but i ended up experimenting with colour and line. It was refreshing to try out something new. I tried to emphasize characteristics that are unique to my brother, such as the beauty mark and his eyebrows, while simplifying the rest of the piece by adding and removing colour. I also tried to give particular emphasis to the eyes, so that they stand out. When i look at the work, i can see traces of Elizabeth Peyton, Jonathan Darby, Storm Tharp and Marlene Dumas.
Close-ups of the work

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