A simple and realistic portrait of a young man with a nice facial expression and such a mysterious smile. Maybe Mona Lisa’s brother?
In the original photograph his hair is clearly strawberry blond. I changed this to more honey blond, because his skin complexion contains a lot of reds and pinks already. I did not want to actually look like a strawberry…
As usual, I put on layers of color to achieve the final result.
Portrait of a young man
2017, acrylics on canvas
Ca. 24 x 30 cm