Monday, June 05, 2006

Illustration Friday: Portrait

I was hoping to use this for one of the IF topics. I did this portrait last autumn for my mom's birthday. It is based on an old photograph of us from my childhood when we were goofing around with my dad's 'styling' fishing hat.

This was done almost entirely in Painter IX.
You can see a larger version which I posted at CGTalk. .

18 comments:

SteveB said...

I really like it. I'm also amazed about what you can do in Painter... I'll give it a try, someday!

ValGalArt said...

Your Mom must have loved this!!! I know I do!

Alina Chau said...

beautiful!!

MGBEERS said...

Excellent work! You wouldn't know it's digital except that you mention painter!

haze mcelhenny said...

you really did a gorgeous job with this. the colors - the expressions, the posturing is all so perfect

erika said...

this is digital!? wow, you are mastering the program.

love this and i'm sure your mom did too, how could she not?

arasnamsud said...

nice job. it looks great.... i would have never guessed you did that in Painter

TXArtcGal said...

This is fantastic!!...LOVE the coloring you did...and, the shading is wonderful! Beautiful portrait!

TXArtcGal said...

This is fantastic!!...LOVE the coloring you did...and, the shading is wonderful! Beautiful portrait!

tiffinix said...

Lovely portrait! I came by yesterday but blogger did not want to show the pictures!! I am so glad I came back. Very beautiful - I absolutely love the coloring!

annax said...

So very very beautiful and cute!

Amy Zaleski said...

How sweet! And well done, too! Your mom looks a bit like Diane Lane here....

Roz Foster said...

You are too cute with that cutie-pie face and braids! I'm diggin' your mom's hat. I love the twin hand-gesture in the pose--but really I can't take my eyes away from your adorable little face. Beautiful work.

Trevor Pitt said...

I've loved this piece ever since you first showed me. Great execution. You're so good with Painter. I wish I could tap into your brain and steal some of your painting super powers (digitally and traditionally)!!

wynlen said...

Very sweet, and what a great gift!

Anette
www.wynlen.no

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Your mom must have been so touched to receive such a lovely piece of art from you, plus with so much sentiment! Really nice use of color and it's nice you didn't try to re-create the photo, but lent it your own style. Mom should be proud!

annax said...

This is so lovely!!

Delaleuverses said...

Wow, beautiful pic and the colors are nice, you did a great job