This assignment was to paint a portrait in black and white and glaze it with color after it dried. Matthias says this is how the old masters would paint because it was cheaper than painting with color and pigments were real expensive those days.

I picked a portrait of this MMA fighter (not really sure about his name) because of the bruises and sweat on his face. When adding the color I decided to super-exaggerate the colors of the bruises to give it a more fantasy look.