I love your work so much! I was just wondering, do you make your own brushes or is there a brush pack you downloaded and use? Whichever brush you used on the beard and hair here looks fantastic, I'd love to get my hands on it
I want to comment on this, because this is kind of a dying art. Portraiture, I mean.
It's a beautiful way to catch the appearance and soul of both the subject and the artist, but in the age where photos are the default, the "necessity" of portraits is kind of lost, and they become more of a curio than the statement they used to be.
I apologize for using a display of your intimidating skills as a means to complain about this sort of thing. But while it's amazing that you capture a figure on a canvas (digital or otherwise), the fact is that a similar product can be had from a machine that takes pictures. Where does one go from here?
To be sure, I am amazed at what you're able to do here. The lighting, the sense of personality, the draftsmanship...it's beautiful. And if you did this a million more times, it'd be no less beautiful. But I wonder if this specific kind of art, beyond its use as a study tool, is a dinosaur. What are your thoughts?