Friday, May 10, 2013

Norris Dalton - Part 1

A few months ago I posted an early sketch of the cowboy painting I am working on. In homage to one of the great illustrators of the 20th Century - James Bama. His realistic cowboy paintings depict the old west combined with elements of the modern world. The model is my old cowboy neighbor Norris Dalton.

I've never posted anything about my process. So this is the first stage: The value under-painting. I still have several more hours work to go before I start adding color. I start with a large brush, working from general to specific shapes, light to dark, and getting my lighting situated.

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