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).

Hope you enjoy the post and find it useful for your art workflow.

Thank you for reading.

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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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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