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09-06-2011, 10:20 AM
Hi, I posted two portraits last week, and asked for some advice on proportions. I got some very helpful links :-)
I'v painted another portrait using the tips from the links.

Actor John Malkovich, Acrylic on canvas 2 hrs.


09-06-2011, 02:23 PM
This is great. I love the brush strokes!

09-06-2011, 02:56 PM
Great portrait! Especially love the brush strokes around and on the forehead, going round like that. Colours are attractive. The only thing I would spend more time on are the eyes, they are always very important. It makes him look a bit scary like this, I would say. ;-)

Charlie's Mum
09-06-2011, 04:37 PM
Very loose, very expressive, very nice!
Love the colours and brushwork.

Ms Nan
09-06-2011, 04:41 PM
But that is what is so unique about Malcovich - the eyes. Good job, spurs6

09-06-2011, 07:59 PM
:-) Thank you very much for your comments everyone :-)

The eyes are a bit off still, the left eye is slightly lower.

chammi kaiser
09-07-2011, 10:36 AM
Like the colours and the brushstrokes. You have a great style. Good advice from Aari. He is an absolute master at portraits.

09-07-2011, 05:27 PM
Superb work! He's a favorite actor, and this is undoubtedly 'him'... with lots of style as Chammi has noted :thumbsup:

09-07-2011, 08:22 PM
You've really captured his intensity.

09-08-2011, 08:37 AM
Awesome work:thumbsup:

09-09-2011, 01:01 AM
Fabulous colors and brushstrokes!!

09-09-2011, 08:44 AM
Very painterly and expressive.