“Lloyd”, A Gouache Portrait (Finished)
Lloyd is based on a photo by Li Newton that I found on the website Paint My Photo. Li describes Lloyd as a hard working man who lives in the Bahamas. I was struck, not only by the character in this man’s face, but also the wonderful lighting that Li brought to the photo. It isn’t a perlfect likeness, but at this point, I’m more focused on learning to develop form, values and skin tones while making a good painting. There are a few little things in the drawing that could have been a little better, but at this point I’m just enjoying the discovery and the learning process. You can click on the image to open it in a new window and make it larger.