MAKE UP A PORTRAIT FROM A VIDEO STILL

Use video stills to make up a portrait

Hi! I am Veronica, a painter and an art coach at patreon.com/veronicahuacuja. I have some good tips for your painting process.

This is a true principle. As artists we must use all the resources we have in hand to produce our work. This is one of these cases where I made a portrait out of video stills (images) I captured from an online true documentary.

To exemplify this, I add the following work:

Title: The Interview 5


Artist: Veronica Huacuja

Media: Acrylic on paper

Size: 37.4 (W) x 26.7 H() x 0.1 in

Year: 2019

Previous exploration. I base this work on various video stills I took from an online true documentary video where a doctor–a psychiatrist–performs a collective interview to three schizophrenic catatonic patients, which is a very serious mental illness.

Getting to know...

- That online research pays off when you find a “diamond” source, such as the cited video. This criteria from a creator’s point of view and with a profound respect for the persons implicated in the referred situation.

- Composition, which is the organization of the artwork's elements.

- Painting with a chiaroscuro technique in acrylics on a medium format paper.

I invite you to continue reading and watching a VIDEO OF MY PAINTING PROCESS at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/make-up-portrait-42155099

For prints and the original painting, head over to Artpal.com/VeronicaFineArt and  Singulart.com

Visit anytime https://veronica.mx

Hope you enjoy the work.

Thank you for reading and watching.

HOW TO PAINT POWERFUL CHARACTERS

Paint Powerful Characters

Hi! I am Veronica, a painter and an art coach at patreon.com/veronicahuacuja. I have some good tips for your painting process.

This is a true principle. We get to know how to paint powerful characters by learning from the masterpieces of all times.

To exemplify this, I add the following artwork from my "Portrait Artwork" collection:
Title: Cortical Blindness
Artist: Veronica Huacuja
Medium: Digital Art
Year: 2020

Let’s learn about...

How to improve our portrait process and make a powerful character using one masterpiece of the Spanish painter, Diego Velázquez (1599-1660), “Pope Innocent X” (1650). Will do this with freedom, not trying to copy the work itself (which, BTW, it’d be a great training exercise), but to base our work on it.

Material.
-Digital tablet (I use and recommend one with hand pressure sensitivity).
-Photoshop (almost any late version of this software).
-An image from Velázquez’s masterpiece, “Pope Innocent X”.

Some previous thoughts. Velázquez is one of the great masters of portraiture. What called my attention in this piece, among other important topics, is the amazing reflection of the powerful personality of the historical character (with its keen eyes) that the painter captured.

I invite you to continue reading at https://www.patreon.com/posts/34031504  where you'll find more images and a larger explantation of the digital  painting process.

For prints of this work visit: https://www.artpal.com/VeronicaFineArt

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One more thing,  “Cortical Blindness” won a “Special Recognition” at the 10th Anniversary Art Exhibition 2020 made by Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery (www.lightspacetime.art).

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EXPLORE YOUR ARTWORK IN DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES (video)

Explore Your Artwork In Different Techniques

Drawing Portrait Artwork, "Epiphany 4" by Veronica Huacuja
                      "Epiphany 4" by Veronica Huacuja

Hi! I am Veronica, a painter and an art coach at https://patreon.com/veronicahuacuja. I have some good tips for your painting process.

This is a very true principle: Explore your artwork in diverse techniques before making up the “final version”.

Previous thoughts. Many times, as an artist, I make two versions of a same artwork (which, BTW, are two artworks for my portfolio at the end!).

The techniques I work with are digital (Photoshop and a tablet) and traditional (drawing with ink, or painting with oil, acrylics, etc.).

Why make up two explorations of a same topic?

To know the work and to prepare yourself to accomplish it in the best way possible. In my case, most of the times, I make the digital version and then I turn into the traditional techniques or the way around, as it’s the case of this artwork.

Title: Epiphany 4
Artist: Veronica Huacuja
Medium: Ink on paper
Size: 11.8 (W) x 8.2 (H) x 0.1 in
Year: 2020

Technical comments. The initial resource of my work on this occasion was “Seven” (1995), David Fincher’s brilliant film. Do you recall the scene of the “fat boy” in the kitchen, the one referring to gluttony, one of the seven capital sins? Well, the face of this character amazed me with its indecipherable beauty. I used this initial source, and I contextualized it in a different realm.

Epiphany, the title I chose for this work, “(...) is an experience of a sudden and striking realization”, that can be mystical, religious, philosophical, existentialist, etc.

Learning about... Exploring a same artwork in different techniques.

Head over to patreon.com to know more of the procedures of this artwork and to watch a 1 minute video:   https://www.patreon.com/posts/40234066

To see the digital version of this artwork, entitled “Epiphany 5”, head over to https://www.artpal.com/VeronicaFineArt (second image).

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MAKING UP A PORTRAIT OF AN UNCOMMON, STRONG CHARACTER

Making up a portrait 

(PP.35 The Intervention 8)

Hi! I am Veronica, a painter and an art coach at patreon.com/veronicahuacuja. I have some good tips for your painting process.

Previous thoughts. As an artist, I’m interested in the media programs that refer to true forensic arts and fiction series as initial resources for my work. So, “Murder She Solved”, “Real Stories” are, among many, true online crime documentaries that might provide us with elements to make up a portrait of uncommon characters. This with all respect for the implicated persons in such matters. I include other sources, such as “Seven”, for example, as one of the favourite crime fictional films of many. Am I right?

The following artwork refers to the physical changes that the human body suffers after losing life. This is the reason that I made up an anonymous and uncommon character.

Portrait Artwork
The Intervention 8

Title: The Intervention 8

Artist: Veronica Huacuja

Media: Digital Painting

Year: 2020

Learning about...

  1. Finding inspirational sources in the famous genre of true forensic documentaries to make up anonymous, uncommon, powerful characters.
  2. Getting to know that using the chiaroscuro's* technique helps us to achieve an emotional impact in the observer, that is, it adds drama to our work as well as three-dimensionality.
Portrait Artwork
Mid-stage where the background, the face's sketch and the palette are already defined.

To know some technical procedures I used in this artwork, I invite you to visit my patron’s feed at https://www.patreon.com/posts/36702809

For prints of this work please visit: https://www.artpal.com/VeronicaFineArt/

Visit anytime https://veronica.mx

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Thank you for visiting this Portrait Artwork post.

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THE BEST WAY TO FIND TOPICS FOR YOUR ARTWORK

Portrait Artwork 

(PP.16 Body Study 45)

Hi! I am Veronica, a painter and an art coach at patreon.com/veronicahuacuja. I have some good tips for your painting process.

Previous question. Have you ever been in front of your canvas without knowing what to paint or draw on it? For this never to happen again, I have a good method that works.

To exemplify this, I added the following work:

Portrait ertwork

Title: Head Study 45

Artist: Veronica Huacuja

Medium: Oil, acrylic and wax crayon on paper

Size: 15.7 (W) x 13.7 (H) x 0.1 in

Year: 2018

Learning about... How to find inspirational sources for our artwork.

Previous thoughts. One thing I usually do is to be aware of the world events. So, one day, not knowing exactly the next artwork I wanted to work in, I found out an outstanding article in the news: The Curious Death and Afterlife of Eva Perón.

As we may know, Eva Perón was the fist Lady of Argentina (1946-1952) until her early death (1919-1952). Her body was extraordinary embalmed by the Spanish pathologist, Dr. Pedro Ara. After accomplishing his work, and since then, her corpse seems to be alive, just like being in a deep slumber.

Eva Peron’s afterlife is a long one. In one of her transcontinental trips her coffin fell and her nose broke. This detail inspired me to create the artwork of an unknown female body with a broken nose. I think I will make up a series of women’s portraits with broken noses.

My experience doing this work. To make up the work, I sculpted and painted a female’s head and her torso. I used this clay figure as my model for my oil and acrylic painting.

Clay sculpture done to painting "Head Study 45".
Clay sculpture done to paint "Head Study 45".

To see the model and to know more technical details of how I accomplished this artwork, please visit https://www.patreon.com/posts/31525213

For the original paint or prints of the artwork, head over to https://www.artpal.com/VeronicaFineArt

https://www.singulart.com/en/artworks/veronica-huacuja-head-study-45-678665

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TITLE A PORTRAIT ARTWORK WITH SUCCESS

Portrait Artwork

(PP.28. Crime Scene 7. Another Angel in the Crowd)

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Artwork Portrait
Portrait Artwork. "Crime Scene 7. Another Angel in the Crowd"

This is the portrait artwork’s data sheet: 

Title: Crime Scene 7. Another Angel in the Crowd

Artist: Veronica Huacuja

Technique: Digital Painting

Year: 2020

Some previous thoughts. It’s very important to title our artwork with success. Why? The artwork’s title is a highly important resource that introduces the observer into its “creative circle”.  Sometimes, it's the pass-through to our work.

Educational objectives. As nowadays creators, our resources are multiple when it comes to display our work in the media, and we must use them on our behalf. One of these resources is the title of our work.

Material. Digital tablet (I use and recommend one with hand pressure sensitivity),  Photoshop and a still from a true crime video (the adolescent's image).

My experience making up the title of this artwork. I think the first part of the title doesn't need any further explanation, the topic of the artwork is clear. But when it comes to the subtitle–“Another Angel in the Crowd”–I need to say that I took the idea from one verse of a song of the English rock group, Dire Straits, “Wild West End”. Reality works like in slumbers, it overlaps. Doesn't it?

To know details of the technical painting procedures please visit https://www.patreon.com/posts/33814055.

Art Newsletter. If you’re interested in receiving the free monthly newsletter I send to my subscribers,  please let me know at art@veronica.mx. I’ll be glad to include you in my list.

For prints of this artwork visit: https://www.artpal.com/VeronicaFineArt/

Thank you for dropping by.

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GET INSPIRED BY THE GREAT ARTISTS FOR FREE

Human Body Artwork

(PP.9. Body Study 62)

Hi! I am Veronica, a painter and an art coach at patreon.com/veronicahuacuja. I have some good tips for your painting process.

This is a very true principle for artists. 

Explore in the internet for free the work of artists from different genres besides painting and get inspired by them.

To exemplify this, I added the following artwork:

Title: Body Study 62

Artist: Veronica Huacuja

Medium: Oil on paper

Size: 11 (W) x 8.4 (H) x 0.1 in

Year: 2019

This time the work of the American photographer, John Coplans (1920-2003) amazed me. My artwork is base on his photo “Self Portrait: Torso With Large Upper Arm II", 1985.

Educational objectives. Exploring and learning the great artists of all times and permitting us to be influenced by their work.

I invite you to visit my patron’s feed to know more of the artwork’s procedures at https://www.patreon.com/posts/30744058

For prints or the original artwork visit: https://www.artpal.com/VeronicaFineArt https://www.singulart.com/en/artist/veronica-huacuja-19273

I hope you enjoy this post and find it useful.

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LOVE YOUR BACKGROUND COLOR PAINT AND USE IT (video)

Portrait Artwork

Hi! I am Veronica, a painter and an art coach at patreon.com/veronicahuacuja. I have some good tips for your painting process.

A previous question

As a painter, do you first paint the background color and then you inscribe the figure(s) in it? If you do so, always keep in mind to use the background color in the final solution of your paint.

To exemplify this, I added the following artwork video (2.5 mins):

Title: Crime Scene 5
Artist: Veronica Huacuja
Medium: Digital Painting
Year: 2020

Educational objectives

Getting to know the advantages of using the background color in the solution of our paint.

To continue reading about the pictorical procedures of this artwork head over to my art coach feed at patreon.com:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/39291326

For prints of this work visit: https://www.artpal.com/VeronicaFineArt

For originals of my artworks visit:

https://www.singulart.com/en/artist/veronica-huacuja-19273

https://www.saatchiart.com/huacujaveronica

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