The #1 Job of a Portrait Painter

There is a real art to taking a good photographic reference for a portrait.

Costume, props, pose and a few (surprising to some) rules will help turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

There are nearly 200 pages of copyright free photographic reference material in Old Master Portraits, Volume I 

Here's a little peek at a few... 
(sorry they are so darn small).

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