Friday, September 3, 2010


I have been thinking of learning portraits for some time now. And what better way to learn than just doing it. So here is my first portrait. Its not a good portrait, but not a bad start.


Arti said...

Hi's a good portrait!Painting people is always very fulfilling:)You should try some more.

AK said...

You are on the right track Prabal. Keep going.

Carol Blackburn said...

Morning Prabal, wonderful portrait. I have done only a few portraits and am happy each time I capture a likeness of the person. They are never perfect but anyone who knows the person can recognize who it is and that's all that is needed. Great job!

Crystal Cook said...

Fantastic Prabal! You've done an awesome job :)

Michelle Smith said...

Portraits are challenging but fun (I've only done a couple myself). This is good, Prabal. Keep it up.

Prabal said...

AK sir,
Thanks for the encouragement.. Always helps. :)

This is my dad. As soon as my sister saw this she recognized who it was.

Prabal said...

Arti and Crystal,

You guys are portrait experts. So thanks a lot for the encouragement.

Your self portrait is awesome. I would want to get there someday.

IrinaSztukowski said...

Very good start Prabal! Remember it is all about the form and presenting 3D view on just 2D paper. I love how how you picked up the smile ( I believe the smile and the eyes of this gentleman are the main point of this painting)

thank you!

padmaja said...

Nice that your sister recognized him and that means you have started well, the first step is always important to surge ahead, all the best!

Sandra said...

Is this really your first attempt? It's very good :0)
I have yet to try one in watercolours and have only done a portrait in acrylics. I haven't been brave enough!

Prabal said...

You are spot on about the eyes and smile that have formed the expression. This is my dad's expression.

Thanks Padmaja for wishing me.

Yes this is my first portrait in watercolor. I have done 1 portrait in oil and 1 in acrylics before this. :)

Art with Liz said...

Watercolour portraits are so darned hard to do and yes, you've made a good start on this one!

Gary Keimig said...

it is so true that we get better by doing. And doing. And doing
Like your bicycle painting. Superb job.

Liana Yarckin said...

prabal, i think you captured his expression well. you are always so brave to try things that you have not. keep going!

Prabal said...

Thank you.

Thnaks for stopping by. And yes I'll just keep doing and doing.. :)

I have heard somewhere that 'today is the best day to try something new'. But I become very late in trying things. But I am happy that I am trying now. :)