Digital Portraits allow us to capture and embellish precious memories. They allow us to turn life into everlasting art on the wall, to relive the moment everyday, forever, without needing to rummage through that photo album. These are a handful of commissioned and gifted digitally painted portraits I have had the pleasure to illustrate in Procreate. The process begins with a real photograph, from which I pull a true colour palette as a starting point. The reference photo will inspire the details but final lighting adjustments are added to accentuate the subjects and scene. 

When it comes to portrait painting I mostly love to focus on the freeflow of the digital paint brush, building up the colours, shades and textures naturally and progressively. Whilst the pose and framing are pre-planned, most of the process is very freeflow which I really enjoy.