Asked for help
Those are some of my most recent portrait paintings. I'd like to know how can I improve the overall artistic expression of those paintings, making them more noticeable. What are the fundamentals the need improvement and study?
Do you always paint directly what you see in the reference? How do you approach changing the pose or rotating the subject or even changing the lighting scenario when creating a painting? (supposing you can't repose the model obviously)
You seem to get your drawings to a very defined realistic state. What do you think about artists like Fechin or even our contemporary WLOP and what they do with implying things with simple brushstrokes? Does it take being able to do what you do to then get more abstract or can you study directly to learn that?