Portrait 22 by j-art ()
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Hi all, to post not only fantasy and horror pieces, I give it a change and upload a portrait this time :-).
I did some portrait commissions lately and wanted to show at least one of them here. If you do portraits most clients want a oil painting, well you all know I’m now completely into digital art and don’t do traditional paintings anymore. Not that I would not like to paint traditional but I just had to charge too much for a real oil painting and most clients don’t want to spent that much for a painting. Digital gives me the chance to simulate traditional oil painting and today’s prints (fine art prints on canvas) have an awesome quality. To make it short if I work digital I can offer a portrait (or whatever painting) for an affordable price.
Now my problem was to get a “real” oil painting look with digital media, after some experimenting I think I found a technique to simulate traditional oil painting more or less (I now apply this technique to most of my fantasy paintings as well as I really like the look).
Would love to know what you think, the online version sure doesn’t show the real amount of painterly texture, but enough to give you an idea. So let me know what you think…
Thanks for all feedback, suggestions and critiques.
Image Comments (27)
Yes, it does look like an oil painting, especially the stripe across his shirt where you even have the tiny bumpy texture that happens when there is a little extra oil in the paint! That is just amazing! Plus it is a very nice portrait, no matter what medium you used;-)
It would be a shame to lose your traditional skills but they do need constant attention. That apart, can you not offer suitable clients the option? This picture is fine with a beautiful use of light and shade etc to concentrate attention, and the composition goes beyond to express that easiness which only loving couples can really have. I would perhaps harden the hair of both a little (slightly greater contrast perhaps?) but its your style, though I feel the softness creeps from your fantasy work (don't know, I haven't looked). It is something to consider - nothing more.
This is superb, you absolutely nailed the paint-on-canvas-look. Not to speak of your amazing painting skills. Top notch work, I'm sure your client will be thrilled with this. My compliments! And I know...paint is unaffordable these days. I'll bet in a year or ten it'll be more valuable than gold.