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Hey guys! I am in a bit of a financial bind and could really use some help! I’m discounting commission prices for a while, for any of you who may be interested. Series canon, original characters and creatures (fantasy or otherwise) are all welcome. References are great but a good description works as well! Nudity is fine. Email me for a quote on multi-character and full body pieces! Please contact via email as tumblr tends to eat messages. Signal boosts are super appreciated!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

email/paypal: acastoe@gmail.com

Portrait Power Rankings: How Do You Even Paint a Baby Anyway edition

Think “little man from the Renaissance,” floofy collar and all. That should do it.
Ranking: TOTAL AMATEUR
(Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806), Head of a Boy (called Alexandre-Évariste “Fanfan” Fragonard) (detail), c. 1785, oil on card. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.)



Give it a gigantic forehead and no neck, and surround it with people that clearly want nothing to do with its baby nonsense.
Ranking: NOVICE
(Matteo di Giovanni (1435–95), Virgin and Child with Saints Jerome and Sebastian (detail), mid-15th century, tempera on canvas, transferred from panel. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.)



Babies like scones, right? Make it look like its mouth is already full of scone, but it’s trying to shove even more scone in. And make it be asleep.
Ranking: COMPETENT
(Thomas Gainsborough (1727–88), The Cottage Door (detail), c. 1780, oil on canvas. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.)



Giant forehead (but yes on the neck this time). Sadistic look in its eye. And twirling a blood-spattered toy held together by a nail.
Ranking: KEEP PRACTICING
(Charles Amédée Philippe van Loo (1719–95), The Artist’s Son, Louis (detail), 1764, oil on canvas. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.)



Babies look like hunched over, stoned aliens, right?
Ranking: PROFICIENT
(Francesco Francia (c. 1450–after 1526), Virgin and Child with Saints Anthony and Francis (detail), c. 1490–1505, tempera and oil on canvas. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.)



Make it have lipstick on, but the lipstick is smeared all over its face. And it’s trying to hand a flower to a barely clothed lady. Plus, it’s concerned. Very concerned.
Ranking: ADVANCED
(François Boucher (1703–70), Venus and Cupid (detail), 1769, oil on canvas. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.)



Curly gold locks, chubby cheeks, and the expression you have when you’re stuck in a meeting that’s dragging on forever and ever and ever and ever and ever but you’re trying to still look professional.
Ranking: MASTER
(Cosimo Rosselli (1439–1507), Virgin and Child in Glory (detail), c. 1470, tempera with gold leaf and gesso on panel. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.)



We’re overthinking this. It’s simple. We were all babies once, right? And now we’re adults. So babies are pretty much just miniature adults. So make it a tiny adult, but naked and with no eyelashes or eyebrows. And it’s being held by someone with REALLY LONG FINGERS.
Ranking: NAILED IT
(Attributed to Adrien Ysenbrandt (c. 1500–51), Virgin and Child (detail), early 16th century, oil on panel. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.)

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Oh, and if anyone wanted to see my digital painting process for this silly portrait, the image directly above is a gif (Seems to not work on mobile in tumblr app though, grarrrrh. Seems to work in my mobile browser though when I copy paste the link http://krozinworks.tumblr.com/post/140462319435/oh-and-if-anyone-wanted-to-see-my-digital ) that shows some of my steps (be prepared to see some clunky wip shots!)  :) :)

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I imagine a better Philippines where everyone can be an artist free from unreasonable prohibitions, discrimination, restrictions and censorship. I imagine that one day, everyone can choose their own colors and forms without being dictated what is right or wrong. That someday, I imagine that we can all be pieces of art - and together, we create a beautiful portrait of a country.

How about you? How do you imagine a better Philippines? Let your voice be heard. Participate now to the imagination movement!

So, we will be compiling all of the photos of the people who participated in the Imagination movement. We will turn all of these into a book, and give it to the next political leaders to serve as reminder that we all play together for the hope of a better Philippines. Post now on your social media accounts and blogs.

So, are you going to be left out? Participate now, and tag others you want to participate as well. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #fusion2016 and #imagination.

Let’s do this guys!