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Portrait painting has a rich history spanning the centuries, but it’s something that was only done once or twice during a person’s life and would involve a series of sittings with the artist. Some of the most famous artists in history have been commissioned to undertake portrait painting or have chosen to complete these artworks. Along with many traditional techniques, modern portrait painting professionals and consultants now have a range of digital tools at their disposal too.

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