Elvis Costello, Jason Seiler (2D)

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Old 04 April 2009   #16
I assume this was the reference photo?
Old 04 April 2009   #17
Thank you everyone for your comments, this paintng was just for fun, a time for me to paint what I wanted and how I wanted. Most the work I do is for publication and I'm painting someone elses idea. I love painting with oils and acrylics so when painting digitally I'm trying to paint in the same way that I would traditionally . . . it's been taking me a while to develop this technique.

And yes this is the photo reference that I used for my painting, you can see how different the colors and values are from my final work. I prefer more of a tonal look, something with more mood and less color. I rarely ever use just one photo when I paint someone, I usually have at least 5 references of the person, and for the poses, I set up my own lighting and take my own photo reference. Since this piece was just for myself I went with the one reference and then created my color palette and mood. I did this first by doing a couple small and simple color sketches or studies.

As for the comment made about the hand being blurry, this was intentional and something that for me is very real. To see what I'm saying, take a couple minutes to look at the photo reference that was posted. Focus your eyes on the rim of his glasses and without taking your eyes off his glasses try to see what his hand and the rest of the guitar look like. This puts the focus on what is important as well as where the viewer should look . . . in reality when we're looking or focusing on one thing, surounding objects will appear blurry or out of focus . . . . I wanted to capture that in a more painterly way. Also you'll notice the difference between values in the relationship between the hand and face comparing my painting to the photo reference. Notice in the photo that the values in his hand is very similar to the valiues and lighting in his face. I did what I did with the hand so it wouldn't compete with what I found interesting about his face.

Thanks again for your comments!
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Old 04 April 2009   #18
Thumbs up

Hey, Jason, your caricature is really terrific!
I like your style, they are perfect.
I have some work, they is here, I hope to become a friend with you, very much.
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Old 04 April 2009   #19
Simply FANTASTIC, The face is sublime... i LOVE
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Old 04 April 2009   #20
1rst time i put 5 stars.
Not only for your image, but for your amazing porfolio

Old 04 April 2009   #21
Amazing,i really like your style
Old 04 April 2009   #22
Really sweet work man .

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Old 04 April 2009   #23
Another awesome work. Great stuff.
Old 04 April 2009   #24
Good job on this, i love the style.
Check out some of my work :D

Old 04 April 2009   #25
yes tottaly agree ..very well deserved front page ...
hope that you would get an award for this one
Old 04 April 2009   #26
Thank you all so much for your comments! I've tried to post more but not sure how to get them on the forums? I believe they're in my portfolio though? I think because I tried to upload a bunch at a time it was too much? Maybe I can try again after waiting a while?

Casper, I checked out your site . . . very cool work, nice caricature work too!
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Old 04 April 2009   #27
Excellent work, as usual.

Do you, or have you ever used Corel Painter?
With your traditional painting background, I’m curious to know what you might think about that app.

Impressive blog, also.
Old 04 April 2009   #28
awesome stuff Jason! Congrats on the plug and award!!
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Old 04 April 2009   #29
Thumbs up

Amazing!Great Style!
Old 04 April 2009   #30
There is some realy nice stuff going on in this image.

nice composition

nice colors.

nice work!
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