''A portrait, to be a work of art, neither must or may resemble the sitter...one must paint its atmosphere'' - Umberto Boccioni
Wednesday, 1 August 2012
Portait of Melissa 2
Inspired by Melissa's 'Bring a Cartoon Character to Life' series, I created a second painting based on one of the other photographs. It is meant to be the sister piece of 'Portrait of Melissa'. I think this one turned out a bit more 'realistic' than the previous, due to the more 'fleshy' skin tones. In the previous, make-up was only applied to the lower lip. In this one her lip make-up is complete and she also painted the eyebrow and nose. Therefore, it is the second stage. The next painting I'm planning to do is when she is completely painted, the final stage. This painting also took me around 8-9 hours.