Thursday, April 18, 2013

Retro Dudes

This portrait of George Lazenby ( unquestionably the best Bond ) was a quick 1 hour study before bed that I thought came out well. I read somewhere that the darkest areas of a form are usually just after the tangent to the lightsource, so I am trying to emphasize that along with the extreme noir contrast which blows out and eliminates detail. Using blues to add moodiness ended up with a pleasing illustrative look that I hope to turn into a series of studies.


I’m embarking on another series, this time fetching females:-) A slightly different challenge to extend my learning from all the male studies I have done recently. I’m still concentrating on learning rendering, lighting and hard vs soft edges. Andrew Loomis suggests that a pleasing female illustration should have an absence of details to make them seem softer and more youthful, so its an exercise in only showing so much and implying the rest.