The Sacrament This painting was commissioned by 2DArtist Magazine for the current issue (#41) as part of a workshop.
I've never really done anything on this scale regarding scenery, so it was quite a challange for me. The city in the background is not painted, but a photo I took in Rome several years ago, manipulated and partly painted over to work with the rest of the image, as several different techniques had to be incorporated into the afore mentioned article.
I used lots of custom texture brushes, and a personal reference for the pose. The embroidery on the vest took me quite some time, as it's done by hand, stitch by stitch.
Submitted with permission.
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