Truckin’ along drawing more of my favorite MMA guys. With this one I tried to blend the shades a bit better but it still looks pretty rough.
He’s kind of fading now, but I’m still a fan. With this one I took more time to fill in the medium values. It was also a bit of a tough angle to get a good likeness from.
One of my favourite MMA guys. Went after this one with an HB mechanical pencil only. It went pretty well but the darks could be darker.
Dusted off the pencils again to get after a portrait. Turned out alright, but I’m not too happy with the inconsistency in textures and stuff.
Another day another portrait. Sort of. I did this one in about three hours from a photo. Got lazy on the background. I used a grid to figure out the proportions etc.
Here’s another portrait. It’s Matt Parkman form the TV show Heroes. It took me about 6 hours total over about a week. I started saving some progress pictures, but they were so far from how it finally turned out that I didn’t bother. I’ll post the reference photo later.
Painted in Photoshop with some standard brushes.
Painted this morning with mah little Wacom tablet and Photoshop. From a reference photo.
So after watching Joe Bluhm YouTube videos earlier today, I felt inspired to do a portrait. Digging through my photo collection I found a pretty good photo of my brother Adam and went to town. About four hours later I ended up with this…
In case you’re noticing some weirdness around his left eye, it’s because it was swollen. The photo was taken a day after he got into a fight!
As the title suggests, I painted a picture of Kevin Spacey. I tried to capture the most important lines from reference photo, then added a couple skintones.
The right eye isn’t quite right, and I’m missing some of the emotion from his face, but overall I’m pretty happy with it.
Hi, I'm Luke Pacholski. I'm a graphic + web designer and illustrator based in Chicago.
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