Me & MGee | Part III

Mila’s back—but she’s still not finished! Once the canvas has been covered, it’s time to go back in to recapture the drawing, feature by feature. One of my earliest drawing teachers said that artists are trained to see better than most people. So it is my habit, when painting a portrait from a photograph, to use the photo on my iPad, rather than a print, for my model. It’s an amazing tool that allows me to see better, to focus on each feature individually, as well as how each relates to the others. And the colors! I like to think that my best portraits have personality, just like their subjects. Those teeth are still pretty pesky, but I’ll get to them next time…

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