I'm an art student from germany and after lurking around for quite some time here on the forum i decided to post some paintings.
The portraits are all started from life to get the lines and basic shapes and finished from imagination.
This is because art academys in germany (or perhaps only the academy i study at) do not support life drawing or painting.
further more we have no classes for color theory or painting methods like american academys and so it's quite hard for me to get better.
i have to teach myself and the only way to paint from life is to ask some friends to sit down for some minutes and then to paint the rest from imagination.
ok the paintings are either oil on linen or masonite.....and the last one is a graphite drawing
hope you like them and crits are very welcome....
p.s. the pics are really bad digital camera sorry