Saturday, May 23, 2009

Elton sketch painted!



Hi guys. Decided to paint this in between my commissioned work, it was a watercolour sketch I did a while back that I liked as a caricature, but felt I could do more with. In photoshop, I rendered in grayscale, then coloured on a new layer in 'overlay' mode.

18 comments :

Charles DA COSTA said...

Fantastic painting, very nice piece

I like.

Neil Davies said...

Brilliant, I just love the face you've got him pulling here! Top stuff. :)

Thierry said...

Wow, it's a so amazing painting ! I enjoy a lot !

Niall O loughlin said...

I thought this was acrylic, just shows how good you are at the digital.

Lash LeRoux said...

Very cool, Paul! I'm digging the ear, it's perfect.

Bowie said...

Brillant work, the colors are so amazing! Love his expresion and it's a amazing likeness!

Bowie

Vincenzo said...

The textures and reflective colors on the face are beautiful Paul...I'm really looking forward to your vid, hope it's done soon!!!

All the best Mate

Aaron Wilkin said...

Really nice piece! I've tried to do the color overlay technique, but it usually makes all the values washed out. Do you make the the layer a "color" layer or "overlay"? You seem to have mastered the technique!

Tel said...

Superb job Paul - the lighting is beautiful.
Top piece - I can see why you left the microphone out !!

Jason Seiler said...

Awesome job Paul . . . fantastic use of color . . . really nice!

juan said...

I was watching your blog from beginning to end and I think excelente.las paintings are very good.congratulations.

Rick Wright said...

Very NICE, great job as usual!!

Dominic Philibert said...

Awesome Paul!!!!!!!!!

Nico Di Mattia said...

Fantastic work. Beautiful textures and colors.

Manoj Sinha said...

Great work Paul!!!

douce said...

I like both equally! The watercolor is great but the photoshop painting is stunning, love the color.

ian said...

This is so very cool. Great to see it taken further from the sketch.

Angie Jordan said...

I LOVE this one Paul!
My son went to see him and Billy Joel last week and he showed me his iphotos and the funny thing is...he caught this same pose with Elton, as you had illustrated. Very cool!