Do you remember the oil paint smell! It’s so good! So I took the paints out and felt like painting, I started with a couple of landscapes, and then a couple of rush portraits. You need to paint sometimes or you will forget.
My sister is sometimes making photoshoots for creative purposes, so I lent some portrait photos from her shoots for reference with her permission. It’s pretty hard to find serious portrait references.
The first portrait started out as a realistic one but then I painted over it and made it into a blue vampire.
Photograph and model:
The second portrait from this month, is another model from my sisters photoshoots.
A problem I’ve been wondering about is how to display art and giclee prints on a photo backdrop, and how to create a light box. There are so simple answers for most of the things, but I always circle back to them. After thinking about building this and that, I figured it would be most creative to just draw it. So I’ve been spending time painting the backdrop and also using some old paintings, and here are the first trials.