A Guide To All Portrait Mediums

Many times it comes down to budget, but if that's not the case, it can sometimes be a hard task to choose the right medium and style for your portrait. I have created a simple guide to help you choose medium. If you would like my professional opinion about which medium & style would suit your photos, do not hesitate to email them at any time. I paint portraits in several different mediums, view the differences below.

The impressive medium which achieves great realism and gives a feeling of luxury

Oils are suitable for any realistic representation. I spend a lot of time layering paint and allowing it to dry between stages. I also focus on all parts that makes a realistic painting and my biggest inspiration is Rembrandt.

When painting in oil, I focus on everything that matters; color harmony, light, expression and detail.

If you are ready to invest some money for the privilege of owning an oil painting, then this medium is for you.

Pet portraits in oil

The traditional and classic medium which gives impression of detail and contrast

If you like details, drama or don't mind there is no color in artwork, then the traditional graphite pencil drawings are for you.

Again, everything from head studies to full bodies and fully drawn backgrounds can be created with pencils. All pencils are all drawn on Fabriano 5 paper and are delivered with a mount /matt.

Pet portraits in pencil

The classic and painterly medium which achieves soulful smoothness with a dreamy feel

If you like sepia colored and painterly styled portraits with a touch of artistic drama, then this medium is for you.

Again, everything from head studies to full bodies and fully drawn backgrounds can be created with conté, but with a simpler style.

All conté crayons are drawn on colored or white paper and are delivered with a mount /matt.

Pet portraits in conte