I just messed around with the contrast on DA muro, this is the better picture of my painting
And thus I have checked off yet another thing to make on my to-do list of art! This wonderful photo that none other than the wonderful Grant-Booysen has taken I thought would be a great study for me to work with, not only to study the face but work in a more mature form as watercolor, too. I've been longing to copy this picture, and now I have! All credit to the picture goes to Grant-Booysen though, I just painted the thing. Hopefully you all like it!
The nose is the one thing that really sticks out in this painting. I made it too small. But if you hadn't seen the picture I don't think you could guess. Also, the colors are definitely not as vibrant as in the photo, I dried my best to recreate them, but unfortunately I believe this is out of my control, my watercolors aren't exactly top of the line.
But that's not too bad, I mean, there's more in life to worry about than not-so vibrant watercolors.
Also it was a bit of my fault not adding in as much of his fleh tone as I could, I see now that it is not just blue. I'm still getting the knack of color, I'm more of a monocolor person, drawing in pen and pencil in the margins of worksheets, haha...
Here's the photo:
Hope you guys like it. I want to do more studies like this, I don't guarantee a lot though. School, eh?
Thanks a bunch, Grant! I really appreciate you letting me use the photo!
(I also recommend looking at his gallery, it's great and the photos are very deep and phenomenal!)