Saturday 27 November 2010

Wednesday 24 November 2010

Billy Joel - (canvas commission prep)

Another worked up prep for the big bad canvas. It's come out a bit straight for me; more like a portrait; so I may re-draw for the final piece. However, I quite liked certain parts of it so it was saved from the trash for a post.
Love drawing hair but salt and pepper stubble is a nightmare to try and get right. Never drawn a greying short beard I've been happy with. So; plenty of summits still to reach.

Monday 22 November 2010

Al Green

I've recently been commissioned for a canvas of 2.5m x 1.5m to show 65 characters: all to be painted in acrylic (Al Green is one to be included).
They are to be mainly rock 'n' roll; pop 'n' soul luminairies and it'll take me half way into next year; so that's going to keep to take up a large chunk of my time. I'll upload roughs and progress shots where I can but obviously I can't give too much away before the deadline has been reached. I won't be roughing all the characters to the level of the above, but where I feel I want to inlude one as a post then I'll take it to a more finished stage and upload it. I will have a feature on it when I've finished - if I haven't been sectioned by then - which will include roughs, colour close ups; final shots - all punctuated with tales of desperation and joy, in equal measure I'm sure, ha, ha! No doubt I'll be breaking off here and there to do other personal pieces but this is how it will be for the coming months. Tally-ho.

Friday 5 November 2010