￼￼ Pencil and Charcoal on Alabaster Paper. 18’16 inch. Portrait of Mr Tokunbo Sotade
In life, in order to stand out, you must be willing to work hard and smart. This has driven me to try out new technique which involves intensive detailing of my portrait. Knowing that in order to add more value to my artwork I needed to step up my game. So I decided to work on pictures with high resolution so I can extract enough details such has the pore, shadows, highlights and midtones. I was aiming at a more hyper realistic view of my subject, but I have been having mixed views from people who said the cloth looks so real compared to the face. I am still in the process of figuring out how to get an extremely hyper realistic portrait which looks like its original black and white picture. Hope I can achieve more of this in the part two of my ‘’Do Not Pixelate’’ series.
Always remember, if you do not try, you won’t succeed, the worst part of not trying is dying without fulfilling purpose. Find what makes you happy and never stop until it radiates to those around you.
Written by: Fiwajomi Tomiwa