Self-taught artist Mark started portraits around four years ago and took up digital art after the guilt of owning a Bamboo tablet and leaving it to gather dust grew too much to bear.
“Portraiture has led me to meet so many interesting people, helping my own confidence and self-belief in countless ways,” he says.
Mark’s technique roughly involves using a basic grid or method of plotting out the initial line-work before moving on to blocking in colour or values, before refining the piece. In the past few years his workflow has relaxed much more and now has an oil paint feel.
“A piece that had no real planning. I just saw the image online and knew I had to paint it. I liked how abstract it became, due to the refraction of the water.”
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“One of my personal favourites and a real pain to complete. I wanted to get more variation into my art and push myself to bigger and better things, so the hard surface specular and matte fabrics really drew me in.”