In this stage I began adding local color and rendering a bit. Still wasn't happy with the likeness though, after bajillions of adjustments. As artists do, I begin to despair, and briefly consider scrapping the whole thing, before soldiering on bravely to the finals stages (cue the triumphant trumpets).
More tweaking, more rendering, more fine detail, and voila! Me. Not perfect, but at least it looks like me, right?
Things I learned from this painting.
1. Step AWAY from the computer screen, and no portrait gets hurt.
2. I need to do something about those bags under my eyes irl.
3. The air brush is not my friend.
4. NO ZOOMING UNTIL THE VERY FINAL DETAILS. I need to hire someone to slap me every time I hit Command +.
That's all folks! Enjoy.
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