Making of Angelina Jolie painting
When first starting this painting of Angelina Jolie, I had another idea in mind. I had even worked out the color palette to a great extent…
When I posted a photo of this one in progress, many people said that it was good just the way it was (or words to that effect)….
Making of Angelina Jolie Painting
Then after blocking in more and more, I began seeing it differently. I knew all along, that I wanted to emphasize the eyes and had wanted the rest of the piece to be more abstract. The more I worked on it though, the more my vision changed. The words written in her hair, was something that I had jotted down a day earlier and wanted to incorporate them somewhere inconspicuous.
They say eyes are the window to our soul, I can believe that. The eyes are the emphasis of this piece.
Painted in colors of pink, magenta, purple, and teal.
It’s interesting to document the creative process.
I can remember drawing famous people in school. And though I won some awards at the state fair and what-not, I never thought much about painting portraits. Painting and drawing are quite different. I’m not fond of making real life-like portraits with matching skin tones, because honestly, I don ‘t want to work that hard – when I can just take a photo. What I do enjoy is painting juicy, yummy colorful portraits combined with words, numbers, designs. It combines the best of both worlds for me.
This painting is probably one of my most minimalist portraits ever and I like the way it turned out. What do you think?
I’ve been busy scribbling in my sketch pads lately too. Tons of new ideas to explore, it feels like very fertile ground these days in the studio… One more commissioned painting is due and then hopefully back to some more abstract works!
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