• Kristaps Porziņģis, NBA Star

    1 month ago - By Gurney Journey

    Kristaps Porziņģis was on an All-Star track and putting up good numbers for the New York Knicks when I painted him, but then he got sidelined with a season-ending torn ACL knee injury. Now he's on the path to recovery.
    Kristaps Porziņģis, gouache, 5 x 8 inches
    I approached this painting as an alla-prima , combining sketches, memory, and photo reference. I focused on KP's characteristic relaxed and confident expression, even in pressure situations.
    As you can see in the time lapse, a portrait is made up of a thousand corrections and adjustments. I find I have to maintain a spirit of...
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