Here is a quick sketch done in Painter X based on a photo. I am not really sure where I was going or what I was trying to do with this..... I think I was trying to capture a certain amount of energy visually and yet keep the mark making under control. Not sure if I achieved that, but it was a good lesson and I definitely took something away from making this image.
I was archiving some of the old files on my work computer the other day, and I stumbled upon some old imagery of the Coors Brewing Company. I have acquired many historic photos over the years for numerous jobs and assignments that I have worked on. The one image that really stood out and peaked my interest was the photo of Adolf Coors himself. I have always wanted to do something with this image. I have always been fascinated by the look of the man, his clothing, attitude and the style the photo was taken.
I thought that this would be an excellent image to try out my newly learned skills in Corel Painter X. This image took about 2 days to complete. I started off by painting the image in a neutral grey-scale. I then took the image into Photoshop and started isolating the image and adding color. I am pretty happy with the likeness and the mood of the painting itself. I have gone back and forth on whether I have made Adolf look to serious in the portrait. Sometime in the future, I might have to revisit this image and adjust the color and soften the detail around his eyes to make this portrait a little more personable.
I grew up in Denver, went to High School in Utah then graduated from College in Denver. Started my art career right out of High School. For the last 19 years I have worked in many aspects of the comic art and illustration field. I have worked for Disney, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Chaos! Comics, Image, Wizard Magazine and Dark Horse. I am currently working for an advertising company doing illustration, design and photo re-touching.
I am married to a very beautiful Japanese woman. I have one wonderful Boston Terrier, named Dauber.