Moz portraits

lnathan

New Member
Thanks Blue Dress I'm glad you like them :)

I'd like to draw them in pen, in the style of lnathan's brilliant drawings, at the beginning of this post. I've tried to draw and shade with pen in the past but I haven’t been very successful. So I thought because these are the two latest drawings that I’ve done I'd try and redo them both in pen.

Thanks for the kind words :)

I think it's a really good idea. Here is some more inspiration. It's really bad taste 80's sci fi, but you can really see the pen strokes. It gives you an idea of how you can do it.

medium_moebiuss.jpg


Check also Enki Bilal's early stuff (80's mostly) and Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri. Go to a shop and look in the albums, cause you won't get much from Googles picture search. The really good ones aren't there, especially in Serpieri's case. Some of his stuff are rather pornographic, but his pen works is absolutely amazing. But you can't really see it on the stuff that's online.
Also in both Moebius and Bilal's case it's the earlier stuff from the 80's where the pen work is really showing, because nowadays it's computer coloured etc. Very bad in my opinion.
 

Tbevie

Girl afraid
Thanks for the kind words :)

I think it's a really good idea. Here is some more inspiration. It's really bad taste 80's sci fi, but you can really see the pen strokes. It gives you an idea of how you can do it.

medium_moebiuss.jpg


Check also Enki Bilal's early stuff (80's mostly) and Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri. Go to a shop and look in the albums, cause you won't get much from Googles picture search. The really good ones aren't there, especially in Serpieri's case. Some of his stuff are rather pornographic, but his pen works is absolutely amazing. But you can't really see it on the stuff that's online.
Also in both Moebius and Bilal's case it's the earlier stuff from the 80's where the pen work is really showing, because nowadays it's computer coloured etc. Very bad in my opinion.

Thanks again lnathan. These will be a great help :)
 

Blue Dress

Junior Member
@ Tbevie, you are welcome, and I hope you do show us the result. I will see if I can do something next weekend, so I can contribute something more than unrelated pictures! :D
 

Tbevie

Girl afraid
@ Tbevie, you are welcome, and I hope you do show us the result. I will see if I can do something next weekend, so I can contribute something more than unrelated pictures! :D

I'll look forward to seeing your artwork :)
 

left out

New Member
I got it sent smaller, don't have photoshop or anything.

Looks best from a distance as the grain is too strong, but I hope you like it....

In real life it's 4" by 5", oil on canvas.
Thanks to the original poster, Hepziah, pic is on p 17 of the frink thread.
 
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lnathan

New Member
I can't find the reference picture, but it's very very good.

Althought there is something about it that's not 100% morrissey. I can't exactly put my finger on it. Maybe the eyebrows should be bigger? Or maybe it's something with his mouth?

But I do like it.
 

Blue Dress

Junior Member
Oki doki, so I have something to add now. Not a picture yet, mind you. I'll try this weekend. Long weekend, yey! :)
I saw this picture on eBay, and I like it quite a lot, because it's simple, and I think I'm going to start with something simple. Tell me what you think.

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Now, look at this thing. This dude James Wyeth painted portraits of Rudolf Nureyev using only white paint and pencil. The effects are amazing. It's so hard to find his pictures online, and this is the best one I could find. THIS is how I want to paint Morrissey. I even have manilla-coloured board to do it on... but I have to do it when I feel brave enough. I also really like Morrissey in half-profile, so I'll have to search for a photo of him in that pose. Well, here is Rudi:

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Blue Dress

Junior Member
Althought there is something about it that's not 100% morrissey. I can't exactly put my finger on it. Maybe the eyebrows should be bigger? Or maybe it's something with his mouth?

But I do like it.

I love it! :) Great job!
Here's what I think... his eyes are too bare. Definitely more eyebrows needed, and more shadow OVER the eyes.
Lower jaw (around his mouth) should be EVER so slightly narrower. Et voila! :p
 

lnathan

New Member
Oki doki, so I have something to add now. Not a picture yet, mind you. I'll try this weekend. Long weekend, yey! :)
I saw this picture on eBay, and I like it quite a lot, because it's simple, and I think I'm going to start with something simple. Tell me what you think.

1b_1.JPG
It's a nice picture. Personally I think it's very difficult to use something with so little detail as a reference. You have to be extremely precise from the beginning, you can't hide any mistakes. So for me, the simpler it is, the harder it is t draw. It is easier to use a normal photo, and then convert that into a more simple form.

Now, look at this thing. This dude James Wyeth painted portraits of Rudolf Nureyev using only white paint and pencil. The effects are amazing. It's so hard to find his pictures online, and this is the best one I could find. THIS is how I want to paint Morrissey. I even have manilla-coloured board to do it on... but I have to do it when I feel brave enough. I also really like Morrissey in half-profile, so I'll have to search for a photo of him in that pose. Well, here is Rudi:

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Wow that looks great!

I'd say just go for it. You can only learn by doing ;)
 

left out

New Member
Thanks Inathan and Blue Dress. Your comments are helpful, I'll make minor adjustments...:) The painting looks better in real life, the photo doesn't give the 3D effect that my friends commented on.

Here's the original photo too...

I had'nt picked up my brushes in a year, so I'm pleased to start painting again. I'm wondering who to do next?
 
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Blue Dress

Junior Member
It's a nice picture. Personally I think it's very difficult to use something with so little detail as a reference. You have to be extremely precise from the beginning, you can't hide any mistakes. So for me, the simpler it is, the harder it is t draw. It is easier to use a normal photo, and then convert that into a more simple form.

Funny, I find exactly the opposite to be true! I find those simple pictures quite easy to do, and they don't take much time at all. Well, I'll try this weekend. :) We'll see how much I can make Moz look like Moz!
 

lnathan

New Member
Thanks Inathan and Blue Dress. Your comments are helpful, I'll make minor adjustments...:) The painting looks better in real life, the photo doesn't give the 3D effect that my friends commented on.

Here's the original photo too...

I had'nt picked up my brushes in a year, so I'm pleased to start painting again. I'm wondering who to do next?

Aha, now it's obvious. All you need to do is add more shadow over the eyes and more eyebrow too. And then the distance betwen his upper lip and his nose should be a little shorter. Other wise it's perfect.

There's a very good 3d effect, I can see that from the scan. But no doubt it probably looks better in real life.
 
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