"Portrait of Ms. Bruni" - Watercolor on Arches paper 140lb

Portrait of Ms. Bruni

Here is the step by step of Amy's portrait. It's about 11x15 inches on Arches 140lb. This is another case of a portrait done with photos that were not taken by me and not meant to be used for this particular painting, even though they were furnished by Ms. Bruni herself.

On this particular portrait, you can see how I have changed my mind about her hair on top of her right shoulder, going from very stylized to a more organic feel.

Amy Bruni - Sketch/Study for commission portrait

When doing a commission piece, I like to do a loose sketch/study of my subjects before anything else - before thinking about lighting, composition, size, etc. I need it to be fresh, easy and almost caricature like. It helps me to get familiar with the subject's facial structure, specially when I'm working with a limited number of reference pictures.

This is the Study/Sketch for Amy Bruni's portrait that I'll be doing soon.