Representation of faces and figures of human beings in my artwork is usually motivated by the expressiveness of the emotion or beauty.
My fine art portraiture and figure drawings and paintings are primarily based on figurative drawings of nude and dressed life models and real people. I rarely use photographs. Sometimes, I analyze my own photographs taken from different angles and in different lighting for a while, to commit the general feel of the personality to my mind, and work from there.
Photographic environmental portraits and videographic depiction of persons are more meaningful to me than most other real life depictions.
Portraits - artistically represented persons, depiction of persons or groups, figurative art (figures and silhouettes) - realistic or at higher levels of abstraction - that displays the expression, personality, and mood of the subject.
The focus is usually the face, but the entire body and the background or context may be included, especially in environmental portraits.
By one of the definitions, portrait painting is a figure painting that focuses on the creation of a likeness of a particular individual or group.
A figure painting is a work of fine art in any of the painting media with the primary subject being the human figure, whether clothed or nude.
In figure drawing only dry media is used, it may be a composed work of art or a figure study done in preparation for a more finished work such as a painting.
A lifedrawing or painting is a rendering artistic representation of the human figure from observation of a live model.
The degree of representation may range from highly detailed, anatomically correct renderings to loose and expressive sketches.