Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Chuchy's Brother


"Chuchy's Brother" 18"x 24" watercolor

Such a quiet soul, always listening, thinking, watching the world around him. "L" is one of the most beautiful boys you'll ever meet! Blessed with honey colored eyes, amber skin and golden hair. He's truly an amazing looking young fellow but I'm more impressed with his spirit.

So it's been a longer journey than I anticipated finishing this one and I love the way it finally came out! That hair was almost ready to do me in with the sheer volume, trying to balance between wanting to paint every little strand and making sure to let the paint be paint. I really learned a lot about technique and patience . . . . . . I'd say more technique than patience! :0)

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18 comments:

Sandeep Khedkar said...

Hi Pablo
This post is wonderful! Was waiting to see it finally complete! Thanks a lot for sharing.

Michelle Smith said...

Wow! It's beautiful. I think you've surely captured his contemplative spirit in this painting.

Mary McAndrew said...

it looks excellent! I love the hair on the right side (our right side), very wispy. great job !

Katherine Thomas said...

I love the artwork, and I also love how you described "L" with words. I'll bet you're a very poetic writer, aren't you? Your work has such a vibrant clarity, that sets it apart from most artists. I really love your blog!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Oh Pablo, this is wonderful. I can see it is painted from the heart... The hair is a riot (crazy making, yes?) but really, really well done as are the shadows and his sweet gaze. Nice!!

Pablo Villicana Lara said...

Thank you Sandeep, Michelle, Mary, Katherine and Diane...this was especially satisfying to work on, not only did I get to paint that wonderful little boy but I really learned a ton! Seems like this was something that I am comfortable doing but it was really challenging on many levels. That's one of the perks of being an artist is that when you keep learning and challenging yourself, you get a glimpse of what you're made of! Now onto the next challenge!

SKIZO said...

Great
Work

good
sources
of
Inspiration

Susan Liles said...

Excellent work on this portrait, wonderful job on the hair, so hard to do. Like the new background of the blog :)

John "little like sand" said...

Pablo...Wonderful job on the hair.

Pablo Villicana Lara said...

Thanks for visiting Skizo! (happy birthday by the way! mine was the day after yours!

Hi Susan! thanks again, just feeling like challenging myself!

Hello long lost friend LittleLikeSand! Glad you're back in the blogosphere! I'll be visiting you often!

Yes, the new background! Isn't ready to go options wonderful! Or is that Aren't? who cares! I like the new look to!

Frank said...

I like everything about this painting, from the hair to the beautiful skin tones. It looks so real that I can't take my eyes off it! Thank you so much for the WIP tutorial, it really gave me a few pointers.

Nancy Goldman said...

You've described the hair so perfectly, I can feel it. This is a beautiful portrait.

Nick said...

I hope you have some kind of "trick" for doing that hair, but it looks as though it was done the old-fashioned way: earned! Great piece, Pablo!

Pablo Villicana Lara said...

Glad to pass on something Frank! Thank you Nancy!
Howdee Nick! Good ol' fashioned elbow greese and chocolate! that's the secret to shiny volumnous hair! :0)

Angela said...

Great portrait, he does look like a gentle soul.

Thirion Joëlle said...

Bonjour Pablo,

J'aime beaucoup votre travail sur les portraits, celui-ci est particulièrement expressif, c'est du bonheur à l'état pur!
C'est un vrai plaisir de vous suivre, vous devez avoir un profond amour pour la vie, Merci!

Ma compagne est aussi une aquarelliste, une passionnée du portrait Les aquarelles de Thirion Joëlle

Thirion Joëlle said...

Superbe portrait Pablo, c'est un plaisir de vous suivre et de partager votre travail, beaucoup de douceur et de bonheur dans cette vie d'enfant ...
A bientôt Joëlle Thirion

Pablo Villicaña Lara said...

Merci Thirion!