December 2, 2009

The man himself

This time one of the projects for the color group is portraiture, it was supposed to be better to choose someone we don't personally know yet I wanted someone familiar and since Alice will be airing soon it felt like a good idea to make my own little homage to genius Tim Burton, plus there are beard and wrinkles and colored glasses and crazy hairdo, that can't fail!

So far I've finished the value study, after hours of hard work while I was doing the pencils it was surprisingly fast and easy to do the monochromatic painting, half hour aprox. and enjoyed one single second of it, no struggles, not doubts, no pains, just fun! Maybe so because I wasn't putting any pressure on me, just thinking that it was only an intermediate step and any error could be fixed in the final piece.

I should have done it in a better paper but I just wanted to bring on the paint so I did it over the pencil drawing. How I managed to splash paint on the other side of the little palette remains a mistery...

Now there's only the finished painting to do, I'll try to approach it relaxed, if I mess it I will always have this one, right? Who am I trying to deceive, I'll be nervous and hesitant because I want a great final portrait, the sky is the limit!

Here are the pencils before adding paint (click to enlarge):



Links to the whole WIP: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, Step 4, Step 5

13 comments:

Paul Kasmir said...

Teresa,

Looks pretty cool, I see that for the next couple months The Museum Of Modern Art in New York City is having a show devoted to Tim Burton and if you like him you can check out the www.charlierose.com show and on the main page in the search bar type in Tim Burton it will bring up the interview with the Curators for the MOMA show and with tIM bURTON.

PRETTY COOL, Painting anyway!!!

Deb Léger said...

Holey crowley, Woman! This is awesome!!! Adopt me. I love it. I want to sit there and watch you do these things.

Seriously Teresa, it is absolutely gorgeous.

Angela said...

Cool! I love Tim Burton - can't wait for 'Alice'!

Irina said...

I am speechless. You did it great!

Ann Buckner said...

I'm with Deb, I want to sit and watch you paint too!

Teresa said...

I heard about the show Paul and I'd love to see it thought obviously I won't so the webpage will have to do, thanks for pointing at the web address I'll check it out right now! I keep hearing about related shows here in Europe too.... Which I won't be able to attend either unless I get money suddently and the urge to spend it visiting Paris in the right time :D

Deb, I'll adopt you if you adopt me and we will be happy painting together forever, glad you liked it, I hope you can join the fun at colorful watercolor soon, sure you'll nail the project!

Angela, Tim Burton is a genius and I can't wait for Alice either, it's good to know that I can rave about it with you in the future :D

Irina, thanks! I still have to do the final one though

Ann, you will, adopt me! ha! I think I'm going to try to set the camera in the right angle and see if I can take a video, the manual says it takes 45 mins without problems though it's not like a video camera but will try just for fun, if it's a mess you'll be the only one to suffer through it ;P

Rekova said...

Hola Tere, me gusto tu blog, voy a seguirte ok?

Saludos!

Teresa said...

Un placer, bienvenido! :)

RHCarpenter said...

You have some mad skills, girl! Tonight - Alice begins!

Teresa said...

I know! I'm trying to get the first part right now :)

Roger Åkesson said...

I like this one a lot. I am trying myself to find my way to do faces again, nice to see your way.

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Teresa Palomar Lois said...

Glad you enjoyed it Roger, I did this one some years ago and it was indeed a good way to start to explore how to approach portraiture.

I'm sure you'll find your way pretty soon, if not already, judging by your latest one I'd say you have it figured out and are rocking them!