Arjun – Portrait

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Hi Matt. I’ve been studying anatomy. For this painting I transferred about 10 points directly to my canvas to get the proportions and also a centerline. My main aim was practicing feature placement and learning to render. Another goal was getting the anatomy of the face right. I learned how to put thin darks and thick lights of paint though this piece.

Having painted this Bouguereau piece at a very high resolution was just one of the rewards I was after. Even though this has a very poor reference.

This piece reminded me of the soft gradations you did in the portrait of your son Luke. I don’t think I got that look.

This was about 13hrs and will go on my brand new portrait channel.



Posted on

November 3, 2019


  1. Craig Warner


    That’s unbelievably moving. Brought tears to my eyes.


    • Arjun Khode

      Thank you so much Craig! This means the world to me ❤

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