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

Art Newsletter. I make up a free Art Newsletter every month. If you’re interested in receiving it, please let me know at art@veronica.mx

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.

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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Art Newsletter. I make up a free Art Newsletter every month, which I deliver through e-mail. If you’re interested in receiving it, please let me know at art@veronica.mx  I'll be happy to add you to the list.

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

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