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I am a self-taught artist and this is my first portrait painting.
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I painted my Grandfather, he passed away when I was a little kid. I used the photo on his Identity card as reference. That was a black and white and blurred picture. I tried my best and I think my first attempt turned out pretty good.

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Being a self-taught artist myself. I applaud you.

I've found self-taught artists have the drive and the passion for success.

Not familiar with your culture - so apply my comments that work for you and discard what doesn't.

1- you have the makings of becoming a 'society' portrait painter.

2- either the prominent men or the wives of prominent men.

3- You don't have to paint everything in their faces - as long as you make flattering paintings.

4- google 'society portrait painters' and become familiar.

Best regards,
Picassolite
 

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Being a self-taught artist myself. I applaud you.

I've found self-taught artists have the drive and the passion for success.

Not familiar with your culture - so apply my comments that work for you and discard what doesn't.

1- you have the makings of becoming a 'society' portrait painter.

2- either the prominent men or the wives of prominent men.

3- You don't have to paint everything in their faces - as long as you make flattering paintings.

4- google 'society portrait painters' and become familiar.

Best regards,
Picassolite
Being a self-taught artist myself. I applaud you.

I've found self-taught artists have the drive and the passion for success.

Not familiar with your culture - so apply my comments that work for you and discard what doesn't.

1- you have the makings of becoming a 'society' portrait painter.

2- either the prominent men or the wives of prominent men.

3- You don't have to paint everything in their faces - as long as you make flattering paintings.

4- google 'society portrait painters' and become familiar.

Best regards,
Picassolite
Soften your edges , decrease the contrast .
 
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