portrait 7 and 8 (sort of)



So I was kind of goofing around with technique on these. They started off as oil rubs (do a decent pencil drawings, spray fix, rub thin layer of oil paint over image, goof around...) but I strayed a little from that concept. On the top one are you digging the black and white version (before oil) or the colored one? I didn't do these as portrait-a-day pictures but I'm going to call them that so I keep that idea going...haha. take care-francis
thanks for the kind comments!!!!

7 comments:

SalamunicArt said...

Francis,
Killer work man!!! I personally like the colored one with the oil wash better, becasue it reads better. The problem with the B&W one is that if you blur your eyes out the shape around his head is not quite recognizible....plus the wash really makes the face pop, which is important since this is a "portrait". Digging the piece below as well....Keep experiemnting with the ill techniques man.
-Tin

Daniel said...

I have to agree with salamunicart. The second really has a lot more finish to it. There is a lot more unity to it.

(just found your blog via drawn.ca and I am really impressed and humbled by your work)

mrgrumble aka tim said...

hey man! personally i like the black and white graphic quality of the top, but the face in the second: i guess the top face is just too smooth and delicate for the rest of the illo-!
keep it up man, everythings looking swell :)

Tony Cabrera said...

Definitely liking the second one better, feels more cohesive, and since eyes are where I usually look on a portrait, the higher contrast makes the color one work better for me. You could try throwing some ink on the first one, in the face, over the pencil.

Main Loop said...

just want you to know youre doing some real kick ass work over here.. I like the 1st one more by the way, i like the texture of the ink versus the soft pencil..

Arrolynn said...

my goodness your work is beautiful!! I really enjoy looking through everything, there is so much color and texture and lighting...ahh really nice.

Chino Pabón said...

Good job man, buen trabajo como se dice aquí. I´m from Colombia, and i apreciatte if you looking my work, just one time. Thank you. A hug!