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Head Portrait – Male, Chubby Cheeks, Warm Smile (Value Sketch Painting)

jd-head3

I been trying to paint one head each day to improve. I try not to go over a hour for each painting, since this is more a exercise to improve my art. I try to put most of my energy into the main focal area of the face, which is the eyes, eyebrows, nose and mouth. The hair and ears seem to get left behind, hopefully I will get faster so I can start to finish those areas.  The reference  for this head is one of my friends.

Painted in Photoshop
Time spent: 1 hour
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