31 Mar 2020

Bubble Wrap Realistic Portrait Paintings

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Bubble Wrap: a packing material and a pass time for those that like to pop it; now, it's also art.
As if painting realistic portraits wasn't hard enough; Cuban artist Darian Mederos adds another level. The impact that painted bubble wrap has on the features is quite amazing. This detail, both reflects light in some instances and distorts in other. I put some WIPs so that you can see how these paintings come together. If you are one of those people that has an urge to pop bubble wrap; this post is not the place where that craving is not going to get satisfied. That said, you can appreciate a one of a kind style, that really stands out in the portrait world.

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Bohemia.
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Black and white.
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Sophia With Yellow Glasses.
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Sophia III from The Obscura Series.
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Girl on Couch.
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Embracing a Doubt.
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Ancestral.
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WIP 1.
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Sleeping.
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WIP 2.
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WIP 3.
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2 comments:

  1. Hmmm. It looks cool, but my brain doesn't get how this could be done.

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    1. It's added difficulty, compared with a normal portrait.
      You know when you see those paintings, mostly of women, that are wrapped in a veil?
      It is painted to give the impression it's see-through, you can see the clothes underneath and the skin.
      The same principle applies here, with the more difficult features of the face.
      It takes a lot of skill.
      Not sure if this makes the point clear enough.🌿️🌺️🌿️
      DS.

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