Digital Painting on an iPod: Series 2

This is the first image of a second series of paintings made on an iPod touch.  Part of the reason I’ve been doing portraits like this is I like the feeling of intimacy these pictures have, held on a small screen.  It reminds me of the miniature paintings travelers would carry with them before the invention of photography.   Portraits like that were often used as a form of introduction, or to have an image of a loved one with you when you couldn’t be together.

After doing a number of portraits of people like this I felt compelled to do something a little different.  So here we have the first of a set of animals, in this case a chimpanzee.  The challenge with this painting was to imbue it with a sense of presence, but not a human one.

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