Anatomy of a Portrait

The steps in the process of creating a portrait titled "Gilly".

The original photograph used for the portrait painting.

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Below is the first steps of the portrait by blocking out the proportions of the figure and background and adding initial color to the skin.

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The facial features are defined and the upper torso shadowing is added.

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The figure is refined with the clothing added.

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The background is created with pale color and tone.

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The final portrait is completed with background detail and lightening.

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