Steps to a Portrait
I recently completed an important commission of a local fencing legend, Jim Campoli. I thought I'd share with you the steps taken to develop the painting.
I usually prefer to work from life when executing a portrait, but this painting was to be given as a surprise gift to Mr. Campoli. So, I had to work from photographs provided by the client. Out of four choices, the client and I chose the photo above to be source for the final composition.
|Source photo taken by Stewart McVickers II.|
|Step 1- Line Drawing|