30 Day Lip Challenge: Days 19-22

Good morning, So, this week, I unfortunately was hit with a pretty bad flu. I think my art suffered for it. I got some toned paper, but the oil paint doesn’t really translate well to it. I actually thought about not posting these since are definitely not the best I can do, but I once…

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Portrait Series: My Self Portrait – 2019

Hey all, If you would like to participate, I have an activity for you. Please look at the oil painting below for five minutes and think of all the words and emotions that come to mind as you look at it. Or don’t. This is my first finished painting of 2019. I don’t do self…

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30 Day Lip Challenge: Day 9/Child

So… children’s lips are very difficult. Their heads are somewhat shaped differently than adults. There’s more fat in their faces so it looks like their mouths protrude out more. It’s difficult to draw dimples and not make them look like wrinkles. The key thing here I think is the eyes. These don’t really look like…

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30 Day Lip Challenge: Day 7: Studying Vanderpoel.

Here is Day 7: Studying Vanderpoel.   As a kind of Christmas gift to myself, I purchased the book, The Human Figure by John H. Vanderpoel. He goes over how to create the human starting with each individual part of the face all the way until the entire human body. So, today, I was studying his…

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Why I Copy

Spoiler Alert: It’s because I’m Insane.

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