Acrylic Portrait, Allen Art Studio, Art Journal, John F. Allen, Portrait in Progress

As  I sit in my writing office/art studio, I can feel the electric tingle of excitement from starting a portrait! It has been about two or three years since I took on a portrait project and I was a bit nervous about the prospect of tackling one after being so long in hiatus.  However, I’m extremely excited nonetheless.

I will be sharing my progress here and on facebook as I go along.

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Here is the reference photo. This is my son at seven months old.

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I pulled the photo up on my monitor and did a free hand line sketch of it on canvas board.

From this point I’ll continue chronicling my progress in another blog entry/post later this week. I will provide more pics of my progress from laying in layers of pigment and watching this portrait take shape.

Until then, remember TBIYTC!!!