#52 Image 13

Female portrait using Acrylic paints.

Using the reference file from image 12, we recreated the same view, but using acrylic paints. Whilst the acrylic gives a far more punchy image, the pencils have a delicate nature to them. As we’re still in the early phase of portraiture, the image is just another step in the practice of painting portraits.

When you are trying to learn a new and unfamiliar medium, it is important that you canvass a range of styles and techniques. Experience tells us that what works for one is not necessarily the one for someone else. Youtube is a great place to view other peoples styles and ideas, just bear in mind that learning is a process of trying and experimentation.

Young woman portrait

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