Hello and Welcome to the Portraits Group!
This is the place to share your portrait art and discuss all aspects of making portraits.
If you would like to share your portrait art, you can either post in the Show & Tell thread or start your own discussion by clicking the big blue "Add a Discussion" button at the bottom of the Discussion Forum section of this page.. You will likely get more views and replies if you start your own discussion.
If you would like a critique or want some advice on a specific work-in-progress, you can start your own discussion by clicking here: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/portraits/forum/topic/new?target=http%3A%2F%2Fcommunity.art-is-fun.com%2Fgroup%2Fportraits
If you would like to share progress shots of your portrait art in its various stages, that's great too! Tutorials are welcome!
If you upload your art for critique or Show & Tell, please also tell us about the art: for instance, tell us the size, medium, what the piece means to you, etc. If you want a critique please also tell us what areas of the artwork you are unsure about and what you were trying to achieve (realism? expressionism? etc).
Click here to learn how to upload images into your forum posts (which is important so that people can see your art within the post, rather than as an attachment link beneath your post).
Just two simple rules:
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I have found that degrading a photo, then tracing the outline, then blocking in, creates an interesting effect. It's sort of like negative painting. You have to be pretty much near the end before starting to see the final effect…READ MORE
This is a copy from the French artist Bouguereau. You can find the original painting on the Art Renewal site. I find the lighting especially fascinating here. You may notice just how important tonal values and turns are in this painting. Dare I say…READ MORE
Oils on 12 x 16 inch canvasI asked my neighbours son if I could take his photo for a painting. He said yes.So, zoom in, snap snap and away. I set too with the brush and soon there it was. Some days it just happens. I haven't got it figured yet and…READ MORE
I am still busy working on this. I am not a good painter and am kind of stuck because I don't know how else to give this flat painting some form. I know I should add tone and detail, but I have not established enough technique to execute the…READ MORE
Oils on 20 x 20 inch canvas.What lifts a painting and in this case a portrait out of the many. I see a lot of paintings with great technique and a good likeness, but am not moved by the experience of looking. It raises the question of what we expect…READ MORE
i know I am taking on a big challenge for myself.But I think it is possible,,What do You, think??Hi to everyone, Ok, here is what I have had in my head that I am now attempting to produce.I have 3 photos of my Mother before she passed away, each…READ MORE