Sunday, August 28, 2011


So it's time for another portrait. This time of Ingela; my twinsister, best friend and partner in crime.
This was mainly an exercise in determining color and light. The main light comes from an artificial lightsource to the right, there's some purple bouncing of her shirt on to her neck and a strong, almost white light from the back. I also wanted to keep the background out of focus because it ads to realism and it looks pretty cool. 
It took about 4 hours.

I don't like to spend too much time on my paintings, because when I do they tend to look too much like those airbrushed portraits that you sometimes see on carnival rides.

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