Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ageing


I'm still trucking along. Its spring break, but the kids are home so my work time is strange this week.



I realized the portrait was looking like the model but he was starting to look like an older incarnation of himself so I sent him off to the fountain of youth. Above right is the before picture and left is the after. I desaturated them so the differences in the color cast won't distract.   I spent a lot of time rounding his face more from all sides. and unsquaring his jaw. I also enlarged his irises and even thinned out his neck a little bit. Now if I could make people look younger in real life.

If you like this post, I wrote a post a while back on how to drop 5-10 years in your reference photographs: http://nicolecaulfieldfineart.blogspot.com/2009/06/how-to-drop-5-10-years.html

3 comments:

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Wow looking great .Great tips on making him look younger!

April Jarocka said...

Really looking great..

Mary said...

This is looking really great! I remember seeing your last post and thinking he looked older in your drawing than in the reference photo but I assumed it was because the drawing was unfinished.I have this problem myself sometimes and I never know what to do about it...so I'm glad to have some ideas for fixing it now. :)