It is time to start a new portrait: a young man named Randy. He is a handsome youth that will start college this fall. So now it is the time to catch him before he goes away! I know him well. He is intelligent, inquisitive, optimistic and quite funny. I would like his portrait to reflect his unique character. A portrait is not just a copy of a face, it should extend beyond the surface of what we see, that is, skin, hair and facial features. It should be also a portrait of the inner self, reflecting the personality and the life within the subject. This is quite a challenge but I will do my best! Hope he turns out at least as handsome in the portrait as he really is inside and out.
See the enclosed photograph. I will probably not use this photograph as reference, although it may help at some point.
Future Portrait Demo
I will do something new and interesting with this portrait. During the painting process, and at key stages of the portrait, I will take sequential photos to later publish a demonstration or “demo”. Each photo of the portrait will be posted with a text that will explain what has been accomplished up to that point. Both the demo and the finished portrait of young Randy will be posted in this blog and in my website http://www.sonsolesfineart.com
See also: Portrait submitted to The Southwest Art Magazine Competition:
To see the completed demo of this portrait, stay tunned!