Sketches of Beauty: Portrait Background
Sketches of Beauty: Portrait Background

A great artist is he who can paint not only the laughters and tears of others, but also can draw the images of his own life and can project the emotions of the world through the boundaries of points and lines. It’s the fathomable essence of art that is engraved in every masterpiece produced with the soaring desire for beauty and perfection.

Indeed, that is a parcel of the skyrocketing imagination of a dreamer who wants to see the reflection of his thoughts on the life of an eminent artist. Nevertheless, it’s the only description fitted to unlock the understanding of the subjects of the work of art.

Undeniably, as the greatest creation ever made, humans are the common subject of magnum opera since the obsolete times begun. They are the emblem of divine beauty and goodness laid down by the supreme authority, and thus they retract against the gradual degeneration of time, or simply their identity remains until the “color” of everything fades.

That may be a poetic perspective of the human art, but, nonetheless, it can represent the light that guides the heart of every artist. Specifically, to mention the least, the rules followed when the ink commenced to spew from their hands. There are a lot of considerations; however, unfortunate it may be for others who do not know how to put some “spice” on their creation that could attract even the blind of all eyes. The common discrepancy being pointed is the dull background made by an artist for the subject of its portrait. Hence, the following considerations in setting-up a background may be of great help for a wise and creative artist:

  • Include Symbols – there are different things that an artist may utilize to represent something that he wants to show with his audience. These are coined as symbols that are very useful in every aspect of the work of art. However, the representation of an idea with a symbol presented in the portrait may be a bit subjective because people have different perceptions about different things; thus, it is advisable that, to be specific, an artist must     use the standard symbols used by most of his peers.

  • Present the Personality of the Subject – in presenting the personality of the subject, an artist may consider important factors such as his social status, profession, or educational and family background. This is so because it aids the audience to understand why is it that the subject of the portrait or canvas photos was presented the way it is.

  • Show Emotions – emotions are the top element that must be considered first before anything else; they are the life of the portrait for without which the image is dead. Hence, in showing the emotions, the artist would find it favorable to depict ordinary scenes in life that can lure the eyes of his audience. Be it noted, however, that emotions are not just conveyed by mere smiles and frowns; they could also be symbolized by the “strokes” of lines and the background.

  • Convey Message – what do you want to tell your audience? This should be the question which is to be incorporated in conveying the explicit message. Worth of note that without message, the portrait, like words, is empty.

  • Define the Purpose – the purpose is either defined by the subject itself or the whole portrait being presented. This is, however, commonly discerned when an artist is advocating for a cause or commemorating something.

Axiomatically, one portrait constitutes a million words; however, without clear background, it carries nothing but the pathetic term of “death”. Thus, now is the time to “sketch” the perfect beauty of life…Contact us!

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