PORTRAIT ARTWORK

Portrait Artwork
I based the artwork on an image of a true forensic documentary. This with deep respect for the woman I portrayed.
And We Loved Each Other So Much, Study 7
Acrylic on paper
59 x 35 x 0.1 cm
2020
Portrait Artwork
Cortical Blindness
Digital Art
2020
The title of the artwork intends to be polysemous. So, the verb intervene, to occur between two things or two actions or two states is what this work is about. The medium size of the canvas and the close-up format give the observer nothing else but to watch.
The Intervention 9
Oil, acrylic on canvas
100 x 75 x 0.1 cm
2020
Portrait Artwork
River Blindness 4
Digital Painting
2020
This portrait is an homage for the women that lost their lives in the hands of Jack the Ripper a couple of centuries ago. Their names, as we all know, are Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes, and Mary Jane Kelly. Since I began this artwork, I wanted to portray the troubled life and tragic deaths of these unknown (at the time) women. I created this artwork with deep respect towards them.
A Whitechapel’s Woman
Oil on paper
11 x 13 x 0.1 in
2020
Portrait Artwork
Bicephalous Lina and Alexandra 5
Digital Art
2020
Portrait Artwork
The Intervention 8
Digital art
2020
Portrait Artwork
Bodies Study 64
Acrylic, oil on paper
2019
Bicephalous Study 5
Ink on paper
30 x 21 x 0.1 cm
2020
Portrait Artwork
Body Study 65
Acrylic and oil on paper
67 x 97 x 0.1 cm
2019
Title: Study Head 4 Media: Oil, acrylic ink on paper Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm  Year: 2018
Study Head 29
Oil, acrylic on paper
Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm
2018
Portrait Artwork. Just like in dreams reality overlaps experiences. This artwork responds to this phenomenon: the reading of a story of Duras and the obscenity of the killing of a tragic personage.
Blue or Marguerite Study 3
Ink on paper
30 x 21 x 0.1 cm
2020
Portrait Artwork
Head Study 77
Oil and acrylic on paper
96 x 65.5 x 0.1 cm
2019
Portrait Artwork
Head Study 75
Oil and ink on paper
108 x 91 x 0.1 cm
2019
I base this portrait on a photograph of an unknown inmate. While making the portrait, I tried to capture the tragedy that I saw in the character's face, as well as her astonishment (probably, because of her conditions at the time). I exaggerate some of her features and positioned her face in a close-up.
Head Study 68
Oil on paper
24 x 32 x 0.1 cm 
2018
This artwork is base in the mugshots of an USA inmate, Walter Turpin (1877-?).
Head Study 28
Oil on paper
24 x 32 x 0.1 cm
2018
The artwork shows a frontal close-up of an anonymous character who might be in a deep slumber or on a forensic table. The closeness of this format invites us to unravel its condition. Either way, its deformed face denotes a peaceful mood.
Head Study 2
Oil on paper
24 x 32 x 0.1 cm
2018
The artwork seeks to express a contained violence, distraught and disturbance of an anonymous character.
Head Study 4
Oil and ink on paper
24 x 32 x 0.1 cm
2018
Title: Head Study 69 Media: Oil and ink on paper Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm  Year: 2018
Head Study 69;
Oil, acrylic on paper;
43.2 x 35.6 x 0.1 cm; 
2019.
Title: Study Head 4 Media: Oil and ink on paper Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm  Year: 2018
Head Study 35;
Oil on paper;
Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm; 
2018.
Portrait Artwork
Portrait of an Anonymous Character 27
Oil and crayon on paper
21 x 27 x 0.1 cm
2018
Portrait Artwork
Portrait of an Anonymous Character 28
Crayon on paper
21 x 27 x 0.1 cm 
2018
Title: Study Head 4 Media: Oil and ink on paper Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm  Year: 2018
Woman’s portrait 2
Oil on paper
24 x 32 x 0.1 cm 
2018
Title: Study Head 4 Media: Oil and ink on paper Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm  Year: 2018
Study of a Character 2
Oil on paper
21 x 27 x 0.1 cm 
2018
Portrait Artwork
Study of a Character 1
Crayon on paper
21 x 27 x 0.1 cm 
2018
Portrait Artwork
Head Study 81
Oil, crayon
on paper

27 x 21 x 0.1 cm 
2018
Portrait Artwork
Woman’s Portrait 4
Oil on canvas
24 x 32 x 0.1 cm
2018
Title: Study Head 4 Media: Oil and ink on paper Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm  Year: 2018
Man’s Portrait 28;
Acrylic on paper;
25 x 40 x 0.1 cm;
2003.
Title: Study Head 4 Media: Oil and ink on paper Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm  Year: 2018
Study based on a photograph of an unknown inmate;
Ink on paper;
24 x 32 x 0.1 cm; 
2005.
Title: Study Head 4 Media: Oil and ink on paper Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm  Year: 2018
Study of a Portrait 25;
Ink on paper;
24 x 32 x 0.1 cm;
2005.
Work based on a Julia Margaret Cameron’s photograph.
Title: Study Head 4 Media: Oil and ink on paper Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm  Year: 2018
Study of a portrait 26;
Ink on paper;
24 x 32 x 0.1 cm;
2005.
Work based on a Paul Weston’s photograph.
Portrait Artwork
Study of a Portrait 27
Ink on paper
24 x 32 x 0.1 cm
2005
Work based on a Julia Margaret Cameron’s photograph.
Title: Study Head 4 Media: Oil and ink on paper Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm  Year: 2018
Study of a Portrait of an Anonymous Character 28;
Ink on paper;
24 x 32 x 0.1 cm; 
2005.
I created this artwork after reading about Eva Perón’s afterlife, the First Lady of Argentina (1946-1952). As we all know, when she died, the Spanish pathologist, Dr. Pedro Ara, embalmed her body with magnificent success. Since then, she resembles just like the character of the children’s story, “Sleeping Beauty”, immersed in a deep, peaceful dream in a forever youthful body.  Her embalmed corpse has a lengthy story. In one of its to and fro transcontinental trips from America to Europe, her coffin fell down and her nose broke. This detail inspired me to create the artwork of an unknown female with a broken nose.
Head Study 45
Oil and acrylic on paper
40 x 35 x 0.1 cm
2018
"Head Study 24" is a portrait of an anonymous character with strong indigenous features. This work, as you can appreciate, avoids the symmetry of the face and elongates the mouth and lips in a non-proportional way. The technique I used is the chiaroscuro.
Head Study 24
Oil on paper
24 x 32 x 0.1 cm 
2018
Title: Head Study 44 Media: Oil on carboard; Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm  Year: 2018
Head Study 4
Oil on cardboard
30.5 x 40 x 0.2 cm
2018
Title: Study Head 4 Media: Oil and ink on paper Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm  Year: 2018
Study Head 42;
Oil and ink on paper;
Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm; 
2018.
Title: Study Head 4 Media: Oil and ink on paper Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm  Year: 2018
Head Study 38;
Oil on paper;
Size: 21 x 27 x 0.1 cm; 
2017.
Title: Study Head 4 Media: Oil and ink on paper Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm  Year: 2018
Head Study 3;
Oil on paper;
Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm; 
2018.
Title: Study Head 4 Media: Oil and ink on paper Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm  Year: 2018
Woman’s Portrait Study 5;
Oil on paper;
Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm; 
2017.
Portrait Artwork
Study of an Anonymous Character 31
Crayon on paper
27 x 21 x 0.1 cm 
2017
Title: Study Head 4 Media: Oil and ink on paper Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm  Year: 2018
Man’s Portrait;
Oil on paper;
28 x 33 x 0.1 cm; 
2017.
Title: Study Head 4 Media: Oil and ink on paper Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm  Year: 2018
Study of an Anonymous Character 29
Crayon on paper
Size: 27 x 21 x 0.1 cm 
2018
Title: Study Head 4 Media: Oil and ink on paper Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm  Year: 2018
Study of an Anonymous Character 30;
Crayon on paper;
27 x 21 x 0.1 cm; 
2017.
Portrait Artwork
Crime Scene 5
Digital
27 x 20 cm
2019
I made this artwork based on one of his portraits, “Pope Innocence X" (1650). One thing that called my attention are the keen and powerful eyes Velazquez must have captured from his historical model. So, if that was the case, why don't make my character a blind one?
Cortical Blindness
Digital Art
2020
Portrait Artwork
Crime Scene 10. Six Blade Knife.
Digital media
2020
I based this artwork on a screenshot from a true forensic documentary. This with deep respect for the implicated. I need to say that I took the idea of the subtitle–“Another Angel in the Crowd”– 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?
Crime Scene 7. Just Another Angel in the Crowd
Digital Art
2020
I have always been concerned with forensic art, the physical changes that human body suffers after losing life, and, among other topics, the probable astonishment, strangeness and absurdity that a person might experience while facing its death... But these are concepts. In this artwork I tried to picture this experience.
In the Morgue 3
Digital paint
2020
Portrait Artwork
In the Morgue 4
Acrylic and color pencil on paper
97 x 67 x 0.1 cm
2020
Title: Study Head 4 Media: Oil and ink on paper Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm  Year: 2018
Head Study 79;
Acrylic on canvas:;
125 x 102 x 3; cm; 
2009.
Title: Head Study 76 Media: Oil and ink on paper Size: 24 x 32 x 0.1 cm  Year: 2018
Head Study 76;
Acrylic on paper;
Size: 36 x 48 x 0.1 cm; 
2019.
Portrait Artwork
Man in Violet
Digital Art
2020

My Portrait Artwork

You're welcome to this Portrait Artwork collection.

I hope you enjoy this Portrait Artwork gallery where you can find diverse artworks done to special characters. Because I’m an artist with interests in figurative art, one thing that calls my attention is the man (referring to the human species) and its precarious conditions (temporality, decay...). So because of this, the man is the central topic of my work.

My Art Initial Resources

As an artist-in every portrait–, I use all the resources I have in hand. This means that to create an artwork I apply some of the following tools: human models, digital photography, video stills, radiology image archives, clay and also 3D (digital) sculptures (done by me), digital deformation, among others. In other words,  almost any media is an initial resource to paint a portrait! 

My Main Art Topics 

Therefore, the principal art topics I approach are the head structure and the facial features. I’m fascinated by the human face because it’s the most expressive body element that reveals the personality, character and temperament of a person. Consequently, I explore the technical diverse ways to solve a portraiture: front, three-quarter views, profile, etc..

Art Modalities

The modalities I use are traditional techniques (oil and acrylic, crayon, pencil, etc.) and digital painting (digital tablet, Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D sculpture in Blender, which is an open free software and clay sculpture, etc.). 

Other activity: Art Coaching Online

At Patreon.com I coach interested persons in visual arts, in traditional and digital techniques. You’re welcome to visit my patron's feed anytime where you can find my painting lessons and personal art coaching: patreon.com/veronicahuacuja 

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