A portrait is always an unusual gift. But the technique in which I can complete a painting to your order is radically different from most of the options available today.
This will help you truly surprise and delight your loved one.I do not use a projector or canvas printers. When working with photography, foto is just a reference that i hold before my eyes, and I use almost the same methods as when I draw a person who is nearby.
It is possible to paint a portrait both from a photograph and from nature, if you will be in my native city, Moscow! ♥ I will be happy to meet you in my workshop
❁ I use a mineral technique
that gives a glowing effect from the inside. The portrait becomes more voluminous, realistic, and most importantly - alive.
I make paint from rubbed stones and rocks (rock crystal, real lapis lazuli and other rocks). This is what creates the illusion of inner light and three-dimensional volume.
❁ Minerals alone are not enough: for them to play in all their glory, you need the right base.
Not many teachers are teaching this technique now.
But you can see everything for yourself: in the process of working on a portrait from a photo, I send a photo report step by step.
In addition to the main photo from which the portrait will be written, it is advisable to send more photos of the person being portrayed at different times, so that I can convey the character, and not just the appearance. A story about a person, about his interests and hobbies will also help a lot.
And if we paint a portrait from life
, then you can be an eyewitness of the whole process from the start and to the ready artwork! And also - together we can choose a suitable angle and expose the light.