December 17, 2009

Who'd have thought Tim Burton would be prettier in watercolor?

Next step will be the hair and background, I don't know, seeing that he doesn't look like Tim Burton any more -but like a younger smoother version of himself looking for a pirate or musketeer role a la Erroll Flynn- I want to go completely different in the rest of the painting and even make a flat hair and texturized background or something like that, I better stop and think about it before making something stupid.

What I'm sure about is that I want to go back to the face in the end and wash some process white here and there because I love that chalky look he has on the sides of his face, in the shaved (or bad shaved) areas, so I think I'll try something like that and see what I get, right now I'd prefer any weird looking texture rather than the soft as a baby look it has now; even if I'm really happy with the color I want it to have personality, not just look good.

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

13 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

Go with your instincts - you already have the technique nailed down - you are sooooo good with portraits!

Paul Kasmir said...

Teresa,

Your at that stage of the painting that I think happens to all artist I always get about 2/3 of the way into a painting and go this sucks!!!I've done it so many times that the wife just says keep painting to you like it again.

I think in your mind that it just does not look "correct" to YOU! I'm looking on and loving it, it looks like "Burton" to me I think if you just take your time think thru your next couple of steps YOU will like it very much I alredy LOVE IT.

Sincerely
Paul.

P.S. whenever I say something do not let me change your thinking your the ARTIST on this one follow your thoughts if you want to try something "funky" then do!!!!!

ironhenry said...

It looks perfect to me! But I understand - maybe too perfect - too pristine. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

debwardart said...

Looks great to me!

Balaji said...

It looks wonderful to me.

I am also very grateful to you for explaining your process, and thoughts while you work on this, and for posting it as a work in progress over several posts. I think it adds tremendous value to your blog.

Nick said...

well for me it's about 90% done, but it's a whole lot easier to type that than to do it. I like "unfinished" and this close to perfect for me!

Teresa said...

Rhonda, I smell danger in the air ha! but it's going to be fun for sure :)

Paul, don't worry about making me change my mind, I'm stuborn as a mule, so if I change my mind after someone's input it's because I wasn't 100% set on my first idea, but if I'm decided I'll follow my gut regardless of any sugestion, though I'll keep it in mind for further paintings. That said, you're right I'm not objective about this portrait any more, gotta take a step back and disconect, tehn make the final attack!

Ben, exactly, I'm feeling it's just too inmaculate, I want something more "dirty" for a lack of a better word.

Deb, thanks! :)

Balaji, thanks, and as long as I keep blogin I'll keep posting wips, there's all the info and fun!

Nick, why that "90%" has suddently made me nervous? lol, now I feel energized , I'll finish that 10% and finish it well!

Ann Buckner said...

You are making such good progress. Can't wait to see how you work the hair and background.

Teresa said...

I'm keeping it on hold for a while Ann, I'm curious about the final look too ^_^

Cindi said...

wow this is amazing.. will be back to watch and see how you finish.. looking great!!! wanted to wish you a wonderful holiday season and the happoest of new years!!

Teresa said...

Cindy, good to have you tuning in! let's see how the next step looks like. Happy holidays to you too! *hugs*

bicho.oscuro said...

Me descubro ante ti mi pequeña Artista... Increible.

Teresa said...

Y ahora es cuando me pongo creativa y la liamos Vitín! ya verás como mola!