Monday, October 12, 2009
Admiral Lord Lena Green
So today I began the long awaited painting # 2 of my "Geeks" series. The subject is of course Lena Green: Artist, History Nerd, Fashionista, British Naval Commander, and all around friend-to-all. Pictured above is my first day of progress- contour line drawing/partial under-painting. Dimensions are 18X24.
So I need your help- how did I do on the likeness? Proportions? If you're wondering about the BG, I'm hoping to paint the sea with some kind of sinking battleship... Generally naval portraits include depictions for a victorious battle in the background (in flames!) Just like this guy:
Oh, and this is Halloween related because... she's wearing her costume from last year. Yeah. Now, critique pretty please!
PS- I am actively considering who's next in the series. Would you like your portrait painted for free? Are you a geek for something? Do you have a couple of hours to spare to come model for me? Then you fit the profile! Drop me a line if you're interested...