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Portrait of a child

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Photo Details:
Camera Canon Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
Exposure Time 1/60
ISO 200

Created in this Craftsy class

The Classic Self-Portrait taught by Kerry Dunn

Join artist and teacher Kerry Dunn for a masterful overview of oil painting techniques as you create a classic self-portrait.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Painting
Type Painting
Subject Portrait
Material Oil Paint
Style Realist
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Working from a photograph supplied by his father, I found the pose very charming. I decided I wanted to capture the likeness in an old masters look which is why I chose a dark background and light on the subject. Made an effort to keep my edges soft and elevate the value of the skin tones of his face in the light opposed to putting too heavy a shadow on the darker side.

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Is the piece for sale? No

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Nice job! The proportions are better and so doesn't look as illustration-y as some of your other work.

11/01/2014 Flag

Beautiful sweet expression and I love his little chubby hands!

11/13/2014 Flag

Love it. Really good, well done.

11/15/2014 Flag

Beautifully done!

02/15/2015 Flag

Awesome! Did you have experience prior?

06/07/2015 Flag

Yes, I'm pretty much self-taught which is why I needed some instruction from Kerry Dunn to help get me to the next level. No matter how much experience, an artist always wants to reach a higher level.

06/12/2015 Flag