A Tribute

Painting in tribute to all Paramedics
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Painting in tribute to all Paramedics

I’ve been working
on this painting since August 17th.  Been painting on and off.  It’s a tribute to all the paramedics out there who are looking after us.  Thank you for all your hard work.

Painting was done with acrylic paints.  My first time using this medium and I had a bit of trouble getting the baby’s skin tone right.  It was a good challenge.  I used the following photo as a reference:

Reference Photo

Reference Photo

I first saw this photo approximately 8 months ago and was touched by the sight of it.  I have a friend on deviantart who asked why I haven’t been posting any artwork up recently.  That was when I remembered this photo.  I do not paint often (I prefer colored pencils), but I felt that in order to capture the color, paint would be the best way to go.

I really enjoyed using this medium and will definitely use it again in the future.

Some photos of the painting process:

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Started off with the baby

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Then the details of the badge, stethoscope, and paramedic's hand and neck

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Getting the shading and folds of the jacket

4 Responses to “A Tribute”
  1. S says:

    Un “chef d’oeuvre”!

  2. Maverick says:

    Does the patch in the original photograph say Calgary EMS? Hard to tell…excellent painting though!

    • Coxinha says:

      Yes, original is Calgary EMS, I debated for a while whether to change it or not because the BC patch is so much harder to paint due to the small patch and the coat of arms.

  3. Ken says:

    What a beautiful drawing/painting. can you contact me regarding using this for courses

    Ken Howsam


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