What i need from you.
I work from one main photo for my portraits, using other photos (if available) of the subject to get character etc . It is very important that the photo you provide is clear and representative of the subject and in the exact pose you want. The photo you choose should say to you ‘yes , that reflects that person,(or pet)’.
see example below;
Although I work from one main photo my aim as a portrait artist is to capture the subject with realism and expression, not to paint a carbon copy of a photo. A painting should look like a painting. expect true likeness and realism but a lot of expressive brushstrokes, energy and character.