|Ellis and Me, Charcoal Study #1|
|Ellis and Me doctored in "Paint"|
The girls will remain as is--dripping first impressions. They no longer interests me; I got their stance and that was enough for that small format.
Ellis and Me interests me. It's a good photo to use for the front of a holiday greeting card. It's not too early to start in on that given that September and October may be spent in physical training?
After cropping and changing the original photograph to black and white, I transported it toPaint where I consolidated the background and blackened out the white that was my bare shoulder. I just wanted the faces--particularly Ellis'. I did a practice in Charcoal. What you see is the first pass. Ellis looks a lot like Walter Matthau. A few more passes are needed before
touching canvas--practice or otherwise. Ellis' nose is a lot nicer than Walter's was, but his acting leaves a lot to be desired.