Saturday 30 October 2010

Evolution - Sean Penn

For those who like to see this kind of thing I thought I'd put this little progress montage up of the painting I posted recently of Sean Penn.
Like most images it started off as a digital pencil sketch although you'll notice the pencil stages are more cropped compared to how the final image was realised. Originally I'd set out to do just a pencil drawing but then I thought I'd give it the full paint treatment. It was at this stage I thought I'd expand the composition as Mr Penn still sports a fine head of lustrous hair and it seemed a waste not to put that all in. So it was just a case then of placing the drawing in a new document and, well, painting over the top...just as you see it above. No student would be told to follow me as an example of how to paint a face as quite often I don't bother to build up a base or work out colour values from dark to light. I just pick a start point and jump right on in, ha, ha!

Diego Maradona

Here are a couple of studies I did recently. They were painted in photoshop so they don't have quite the crispness of vector rendered artwork but with my wacom pen I can work quicker and it's more comfortable. Horses for courses, I guess. I painted the top one which was...ok, but I really wanted something a bit more cartoony so I did the one underneath with the cheeky maestro showing off his infamous hand.

Tuesday 19 October 2010

Harry Shearer

Hadn't done any drawing for a couple o' days so I tried to do something fun and quick without getting swallowed up into overworking it - too late in the day for anything too involved. Just sorta scratchin' an itch really. Job done - time for zeds.

Saturday 16 October 2010


Continuing the list of the fantastically follicled music maestros, it's a sketch of ol' Pete himself.
May colour him up at some point...we'll see.

Thursday 14 October 2010

Vincent Cassel

Been a fan of Vincent Cassel since first seeing 'La Haine' all those years ago. He's been on my 'to do' list for way too long (along with a gazillion others)...and he's married to Monica Bellucci - c'mon!

Saturday 9 October 2010

Janis Joplin

Cintiq + photoshop

No! It aint another Ozzy! But it's rock 'n' roll madness all the same...