5 Minute Portraits

shaquille o'nealSo I really was enjoying my 3 minute portraits, but I was starting to feel like the end result was just a bit too rough. Yes, that was part of the point, but it seemed like it was time for me to move to the next step.

So today I headed down to one of my favorite local coffee shop and set up shop to start my next phase – 5 minute portraits. I figured it was enough of an increase to show in the end results without getting to the point that I would be dissatisfied with the end results because they’re ‘not perfect’. It’s still just 5 minutes each.

I do like the difference in the results so far.

Today’s 5 minute portrait is…

…Shaq. Click here to see the reference photo I used for the portrait.

In general, I’m pretty happy with this one. Shaq (at least in this pic) has a supremely easy shape to break down into basic geometry. Made things much easier to do fast and maintain some level of accuracy.

What do you guys think? Did you know who it was before you clicked the more link?

4 Comments
  1. Good work! I thought, as I started reading this, “whoever Matt’s buddy is that sat for him sure looks like Shaquille O’Neal.”

  2. Thanks! Good to know that the likeness is a bit more solid. That’s a big part of this experiment – to get a good, recognizable portrait done in as short a span of time as possible.

    Glad you liked it!

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