behind beauty lines simplicity

Original image by Georgy Chernyadyev

Vika

Personal Art Reference
22. January 2016
Time required 2h 30m
Story

Inspiration is the key, believe me. A random day on Behance changed my approach on portraits forever when I saw a collection of images of drawn people. The style that I love to express in ‘Behind beauty lines simplicity’ was set and crafted the same day. The image of Vika wasn’t the first image I tried this technique on, but the first one where the effect worked. This was also one of the first times I actually worked with another persons photograph and with human beings, at least in a way I do. The paperish look, the drawn and erased parts of Vika allowed me to focus on her pretty face without worrying about distortions or misleading intentions. Vika paved my path for these types of portraits.
You find beauty behind every face you encounter, just focus on the right characteristics

Before and After Before and After Animation Vika