Facial Expressions: ‘Anxiety’


This is my second digitally painted portrait on the iPad Pro. I am currently focussing on facial expressions, this one shows anxiety. I edited this image to create a dark shadow around her head (which was previously a bright yellow.) It’s amazing how colour affects emotions and the reading of an artwork.

I did use a blue background which I also incorporated into the skin tones of my subject, this I feel definitely adds successfully to the emotional reading of the piece. I’d love to hear your comments and feedback. 🙂

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Serenity (in Green)


I am the proud new owner of an iPad Pro and Apple pencil. What incredible tools for an artist, especially paired with the ProCreate App!

In this digital portrait I tried to create a painterly style with soft edges and visible brush strokes. I am also experimenting with colour as an emotional trigger. My current (uni) project is about emotion as visible on facial expressions.

What I really like about this painting is how the green background ‘bleeds’ through into the skin tones.  If I were painting this in traditional media I’d start with a green background so that it would show thorough areas of my painted canvas.

I’ll update my Portraiture Project as soon as I have more to post. Thanks for reading! 🙂

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