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1.

AT LEAST 3 OPTIONS

Even if you have a specific photo in mind, I want you to get the best painting possible. Please be ready to collaborate with me on which photo is best for this specific medium. The more options the better!

2.

SHARP & IN FOCUS- DIGITAL 

I paint tiny but I need a lot of detail. Please only send pics taken with a digital camera or newer phone. My paintings are photorealistic. In order to assure it looks exactly like the subject, I need fully sharp detail (especially in the eyes!).

3.

WELL LIT

If the photo is dark or there is a huge shadow over part of the subject, it will not make a good painting. If it is too bright or overexposed, there will not be enough dimension or contrast.

4.

FULL BODY and FULL FACE

My paintings look best as portraits with no background. Please send full faces and full body, with the subject looking at the camera. Please try not to send images where feet or ears are cut off.

5.

MULTIPLE SUBJECTS MUST BE IN THE SAME IMAGE

Unfortunately I can not combine multiple photos into one. The scale will be different as well as the lighting and the portrait will look awkward and inaccurate.

 
no_good_photo.jpg
NO GOOD

BODY IS CROPPED AND OBSCURED

Blur3.jpg
NO GOOD

ZOOM IN- IMAGE IS TOO BLURRY

IMG_3854.jpg
NO GOOD

IMAGE IS TOO DARK

Ollie_Loomis___ollie_loomis__•_Instagram
OK

BODY IS SEMI CROPPED

Blur 1.jpg
OK

ZOOM IN- IMAGE IS FUZZY

IMG_0586.jpg
NO GOOD

IMAGE IS TOO BRIGHT

Ollie_Loomis___ollie_loomis__•_Instagram
GREAT

ENTIRE BODY IS IN IMAGE

Blur 1.jpg
GREAT

ZOOM IN- IMAGE IS SHARP

IMG_3843.jpg
GREAT

NICE MIX OF HILITE AND SHADOW