Different styles of portraits


Styles of portraits vary enormously when describing them in terms of the nature of content and the approach to executing the painting.

Formal or informal poses set the stage for a portrait concept. Formal poses might include classic seated or standing figure(s) and formal clothing. Informal poses might portray a relaxed gesture in informal clothes and setting.

Portrait styles can also vary by the choices and preferences of how the painting is executed. These range from highly polished near-photographic treatments to much looser, impressionistic styling. This diversity of styling can impact the time, effort and pricing of the portrait.

Monochromatic sketch-like portraits are also an option.