Original Artwork   Fine Art   Commissions   Exhibits   Teaching   Contact   Demos   Tutorials   Facebook

Friday, July 08, 2011

Graphite Memorial Portrait Commission - Rocky Details

The portrait of Rocky just was not looking "like him" and the reference photos I had were just not giving me enough information to capture him.  So my client dug through her photos and sent me another image of him at a very similar angle.  I almost fell off my chair!  The portrait in progress had similarities to the new photo more than the original photos.  I was surprise that her feedback could have pushed the portrait closer to how he looked.  Now looking at all the photos I understand what she was trying to capture and how far off his face was! 

It may still need further work but I think it is much closer to the real him.  I am worried about damaging the paper at this point so I wanted to check with her on the shape of the jawline before softening as much as possible.  I added the bags under his eyes which my client may veto but I think it really captures his eyes more.  I made edits on the entire portrait as thing were so blurry on the other photos that I could not see the shapes as well.  The new photo is still blurry but the lighting is better which really helps.

2 comments:

Wendy said...

Looking good Tracey!

Costescu said...

Thanks Wendy :)