I completely forgot about posting this painting which I completed a few weeks ago. The subject is Captain Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly.
As usual I started with a rough black and white painting to get the general shapes and lights and shadows placed.
Once I was happy with the black and white painting, I added the first layer of colours and tweaked the composition again. I also put in the basic background so to make it easier to tie the subject and background together ay the end.
At this point I tweaked Malcolm's face a little, it looks a lot more like him now. I also added more colour and started putting a little more texture into the background to make it weathered.
...And here's the finished article. I had lots of trouble with the gun but got there in the end, and I had lots of fun creating the messy background.
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