The focus of this research is to analyze Van Gogh’s artistic style in his self-portrait paintings and transpose the characteristic features of this work into 3D digital portraits. One is to focus on the impastoed oil painting techniques Van Gogh utilized in these self-portraits. The final goal is to create a 3D digital portrait of Van Gogh utilizing these stylistic features and textural details. This 3D portrait rendering style will also be used to create another non-Van Gogh portrait. The study focuses on understanding Van Gogh’s expressive self-portraits and applying the essence of this work into a new 3D medium.