Friday, May 02, 2008

Proving I Can Do It

I've painted two portraits before successfully and the third one has been a battle and I don't understand why? Trying to redeem myself I started another portrait in hopes that I would prove myself that I can do this. So far this fourth one is going on the right direction from day one. Above is the quick sketch of what the final composition will be, nothing grand or complex, just my friend Nando's face and his red shirt. This first layer was exciting to see evolve to something better. I worked on the picture more after taking this photo, and although it is only the first sitting I'm being tempted to keep it in its raw sketchy state. The flesh tones are alive and I fined tuned Nando's features more, like moving one eye down and giving him a soft Mona Lisa smile. I can't wait to show more on the progress of this painting.


Anonymous said...

You're doing great! I admire the fact that you are pushing yourself to grow. I think you've got a TON of talent. This is going to be a great painting. I like it already!

Best, Robert Hoover (can never remember my password on this)

arianna said...

Yes - I really do like this one as is. Beautiful work.

Luis Colan said...

thank you ari and robert! :0)