Painting: Digital Portraits / by J. Logan Carey

Lately I’ve been doing some portrait studies, something I haven’t really done too much of in the past. Working from reference as opposed to just winging it really helps build your visual library. I’ve also been putting off working on painting for a while because I’m just not super comfortable using color yet, something that only practice can alleviate I suppose.

After each portrait is the respective time lapse video on my YouTube channel.

 

Nathan Phillips, Native American Activist

 

I saw some really compelling photographs of Rwandan men from 100 years ago with fantastic hairstyles and decided to do a couple of paintings of them.

 

Rwanda Man

 
 
Another Rwandan portrait

Another Rwandan portrait