Cartoon portrait

edited November 2018 in Painting
Hi! I'm new in this forum and it's my first post about art. This is a traditional artwork (oil on canvas 25x35). It's in a cartoon style. What can I chance? Opinions? Please help me! Thank you!


  • Ok. The DMP method is primarily about painting realism. You have painted a cartoon image but you haven't said what you want help on. Do you want to paint realism and use DMP to do it? 
  • I want to reiceve advice because it's a cartoon portrait so I haven't got compairson images and so I dont know of it's a good or a bad job. 
  • PaulBPaulB mod
    edited November 2018
    Realism is about achieving a likeness, portraying scenes in a realistic way, with accurate colors, values and proportions.  Cartoon images are the opposite of this.  Without a reference image we can't say much, only that it is not realism.

    Show us a reference image, and a desire to learn the DMP method to achieve realism, and we'll help you get there.
  • As a cartoon it is very lifelike. It's more like a caricature. (a picture, description, or imitation of a person or thing in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect.) The eyes and nose are exaggerated.  When you can paint a portrait with the true likeness of a person and then pick the most distinguishing features and exaggerate them AND is still recognizable as the real person, that would be a good caricature. If you set out to develop a new cartoon character, you have accomplished that very well. Painting realism is a terrific asset for cartoonists.  
  • WildTequila

    I love it. Black pupils is a suggestion. This is a pierced, manga version of Pippi Longstocking.

    Mark has lots of free stuff here for you 
    at the top of this page.


  • Ok, thank you Richard_P, PaulB, BOB73 and  dencal and sorry for the error. Yes, this is not a realistic paint, it's a cartoon style paint and I haven't got a compairson image. Thank you so much dencal for the link! 
  • Rich_ARich_A -
    edited November 2018
    Wild Tequila, I like what you have here. I can tell that you love to paint and have a ton of raw talent. This is a very nice painting and I can tell you put a lot of work into it. Now, with that said,  if I could go back in time and tell my 19 year old self what I would do differently, to further my artwork, it would be reading the book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain". That book sat on my shelf, ignored, for twenty years. It got to the point where I hated drawing and wanted to give up. And then I decided to force myself to read this book and do all the exercises. It took a couple months.  And after completing the book, all of a sudden, I could see something I couldn't before, and I fell in love with drawing again, confident in what I would draw in any medium. 

    Here is a link to the book

    Read it cover to cover and do all the exercises and you will understand how to draw in your own unique style and draw with confidence. 

  • Rich_A thank you so much for the comment and the link. The book is vero good!! 
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