|Things seem to be working okay with this one. I'll know for sure|
when get to that mouth.
|Work still in progress.|
For my thirty minute warm up this morning, I copied a charcoal drawing of Sargent's. Didn't do a bad job, didn't do a great job. Actually, it was the first copy I've ever made of a master's work. Learned a few things and reminded myself that there is painting/drawing in the museum galleries every Monday if I cared to put that kind of equipment together and drive downtown. It's a thought. Had I not taken the time to warm up, maybe Zac's mouth would have been operative?
It was a good day. Both my guys are looking like themselves; I'd recognize them anywhere. It's important to remember that a likeness in portraiture is not an exact duplication of the subject.
According to Miriam Webster's Dictionary it is:
like·ness/ˈlīknis/ Noun: The fact or quality of being alike; resemblance: "her likeness to him was astonishing". The semblance, guise, or outward appearance of: "humans are described as being made in God's likeness". Synonyms: resemblance - similarity - semblance - similitude - imageThat lets portrait painters off the hook in my opinion. I wonder if it would satisfy the client?