A cute young boy is walking down the road on a summer afternoon. He turns and smiles at you when you say ‘Hello there’.
I sometimes wonder if a painting has a way of its own. The creator’s interpretation can differ so much from a viewer’s interpretation. Perhaps, that’s where the fun is!
I made this oil painting focusing on the cheerful eyes, dimpled cheeks and sunshine look of this young boy. But whoever has seen this painting, compliments on the colors and yeah, ‘the teeth’. The teeth look so realistic! This is what I get to hear so many times. So I thought I’ll share what I did while creating these applauded set of teeth 😉
In my view, when painting teeth, less is more. The lesser the color they have, the more realistic they appear. The next thing an artist should focus is on the shape and perspective view. If the underlying sketch is appropriate, the ‘teeth’ will come up just fine …. believe me. Just follow these two steps.
Do lemme know, what fascinated you more in the portrait of this boy. And don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.