Monday, July 2, 2012

Finch + sources

EDIT: there were a couple things that bugged me about the original finished image, so I fiddled with it some more.

EDIT2: it was still bugging me:

Here's the finished version of the painting I've been working on:

EDIT2 (cont'): putting the first version back up so that they're all together:

If anyone is interested, the photoreference I used was this:

I don't know whether it's a still form an episode or a promo shot--I pulled it off of a photoset on tumblr. The background, obviously, is very different. For the background (and for the color choices as well and for the way things were refined in the last few steps), I was thinking about this:

This is Blue Window by Michael Carson. (awww yissss, credit where credit is due)


  1. I'm amused by how meaty and chunky you made his legs, especially having seen your process and how much you fleshed his upper half before you added the bottom.

    Is it a mistake, or is it style? It's in the eye of the beholder. ;)

    1. it's largely a function of how zoomed in to the reference photo i was, I suspect. I exaggerated the folds more than I necessarily needed to, making his legs look thicker.