13" x 11" acrylic on cartridge. Ref image by kind courtesy of another Sir M - Muralidharan Alagar. Thanks guys for this great honor!
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Thank you so much Jenerous Jammers :) - Kamal, Parani, Babu, Akhila, Soman, Anil, Prabha, George, Prasad aaand Sir Manoj himself! :P
@ Soman -yes, I know what you mean re: no difference. although its my wish not to paint something that looks exactly like the photo. I've total respect and admiration for photorealists though. I try to depict the basic shapes, the color variations, and the subtleties of expression - hoping to imbue a sense of personality into the portrait. It was hard for me to believe how very strongly this particular portrait is influenced when there is even a fraction, yes fraction of a milimetric shift in the level of the eye-lid covering the iris - gives him a totally new look, perhaps even personality! But of course I totally appreciate what you said, thank you :)
@ Anil sir - "The serious face barely moments away from breaking into a smile" you've painted his portrait with just that line!
@ Prabha - you've nailed it Prabha! re: dark above left eye. In fact that was the last stroke I painted before taking a picture, and regretted it moment I saw it on screen. What it does is, IMHO, rather than affect the level pushes back that eye a little. I'll re-introduce a little bit of light in that area. On second thoughts.. just after typing the above, I had a look at the actual painting, and its not as dark as it appears on screen. I guess I'll let it sit for a while before doing anything. Good point, as usual.
@ Babu, Parani, Akhila, Prasad and Kamal - so glad you would drop in and comment.
@ George - so very kind of you to start that careers thread George. Great idea!
@ Manoj - Sir M, thank you for liking it :) I'll surely send you print resolution versions of both sketch and painting. Will you kindly add me as friend or state your email please. I'm honored that you'd want it.
That's Manoj alright. You've captured him so perfectly (His hair and eyes!!) Love it!
Manya: How come you didn't offer to pay for it :) :)
Wow! Superb stuff. Apart from making his portrait, you give him knighthood too! :)
The serious face barely moments away from breaking into a smile - that is M and you have brought that out so well!
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