Sunday, 24 April 2011

Portrait - James Randi

Portrait of the Amazing Randi -- I've always thought he had an awesome face.
This piece is about a year old, cobbled together from a few different photos.

9 comments:

  1. The values are stunning. You've got such nice extreme values and I salute you.
    How would you build the values in a piece such as this. Do you get down and dirty with your values off the bat or do you prefer to build up from darks or lights?

    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Johan: I tend to work in a couple of different ways. For something like this, I'd tend to start in linework and add values as I go. For things like the brink characters, I always tended to start with black silhouettes and go straight into value and colour very opaquely on top.

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  3. I see that you are a great artist, but might you be a skeptic too? James Randi is awesome, you should show this to him, I bet he would love it.

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  4. I agree about the raves on this portrait. You've got the cute cleft in my nose just right, and that's one of my major charm spots! Please contact me - randi@randi.org - and my minions will forward your note to my private address, okay?

    James Randi.

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