If you’re keen on painting portraits, you’ll never be short of a model at Julia’s Portrait Party. Flickr groups, as far as I know, are all free to join, and this portrait group is a splendid opportunity.
Post up a photo of yourself for others to paint, and lo and behold, before you lies your choice of over a hundred fascinating faces to paint as you desire.
Marvellous. Not only does this give you an ever-increasing choice of mug shots young and old. The huge range of styles that other artists have used are sure to give you ideas.
You’ll find the Portrait Party here.
This portrait of Julia Kay was finger painted on my iphone. I laid down the foundations of her face with the app Gesture, working on the portrait itself in Brushes. Texture and lighting were added with the help of Photo Studio and Photo FX.