''A portrait, to be a work of art, neither must or may resemble the sitter...one must paint its atmosphere'' - Umberto Boccioni
Monday, 29 October 2012
Portrait of Melissa 3
This is the third painting based on Melissa's 'Bring a Cartoon Character to Life' series, which are inspired by Roy Lichtenstein and Japanese anime/manga. This is when she was completely painted and is wearing a wig in contrast to the others where she were still in the preparatory stage. I particularly like the way the eyes and hair turned out. I usually don't put so much detail on hair when using oil paints, but I think that they turned out better in this painting. The eyes also look more 'real'. I also like the contrast between the flat dots and ''3-dimensional'' skin. It took me around 7-8 hours to complete.