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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Mug Shot Five

This is my first grapple with African American skin. For the first half hour or so of painting I was flying blind, no idea what to put together to get the right skin tones. Also, those mug shots, not to be whining, but the light is horrendous, so things have to be invented. This is good experience, but painful. Still and all, these are fun to paint.


  1. You've really captured this man's humanity. Soulful. And who knows if he's actually guilty of anything . . .

  2. This is my favorite ..... so far! You did a really good job with the skin tones. And yes, the lighting is just awful, but I suppose that adds to the challenge. I'm really enjoying your work!