One of the portraits I enjoyed making is this one of a cardinal. Well he's not really a cardinal. Kelvin is just wearing a costume here. When he visited the Philippines last year with my client, they went to Batangas and availed the heritage tour at Villa Tortuga in Taal, that includes a photography session where you get to wear Spanish colonial costumes. Instead of a gentleman's barong or a Franciscan friar's robe, or a Spanish general's uniform, he wore a cardinal's black garment that pretty much suits him.
The artwork was printed on a 25" x 30" sized canvas. The print was sent to Qatar and was nicely framed there. Thanks again Kokoy!
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The reason why I enjoyed making this portrait is because I always have a fascination for 19th Century and older portraiture. One of my dreams, actually, is to create a studio that specializes in making antique style digital portrait paintings. And for that I will need a lot of olden time European and Asian costumes!
Well for the meantime, I could only wish for more portrait projects of this style.