Alan – Painting

Hi Matt!

This one started out great because I felt like I was really capturing the energy in the pose, until I got to the face and realized I didn’t like it in the reference because it was a bit too out of focus. So no problem, I decided to paint it from imagination, and instead of doing a slight three quarters view I went for a tilted front view. And I painted that face again and again and again and then some more. And then I gave up, to preserve my sanity 😛

Because of that I also kept everything a little less blended and soft than I usually do, so maybe it feels closer to that grittiness you often tell me about. I also tried color picking a bit, so there are a few more reds here and there.

Let me know what you think.

Thanks as always,




Posted on

January 26, 2020


  1. Arjun Khode

    Wow. This is mind blowing Alan. I see that the reference photo was pretty washed out and maybe even out of focus. Great definition in your painting!

  2. Arjun Khode

    Btw do you have an Instagram channel Alan?

    • Alan Franceschini

      Hi Arjun! Thanks a lot! 🙂 Yes I recently created an account called theartofalan. I’m currently posting like once a week and I’m posting works from a few months ago, so most of the stuff you see here now you’ll probably see there in a couple of months.

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