Saturday, February 12, 2011

What I Wouldn't Do For You

Matt Doyle
Broadway: War Horse, Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie. TV: Gossip Girl
I would recommend looking him up on youtube. He has a gorgeous voice.

The lighting in the reference is absolutely gorgeous, so I tried my best to get the same glowy effect. Colors are a lot of fun. On the other hand, painting metal is really hard and I kind of got lazy about those details. I'm happy with the result though! Not quite sure about the cropping though. I might change it later. But, ta-daa! First full portrait of 2011 completed!

CREDIT: Post title comes from the song of the same name by Ryan Scott Oliver, which Matt was singing when the reference photo was taken. Reference photo by Matthew Murphy.

Also, I've gotten an art tumblr! -->

Friday, February 4, 2011


Done with finals and first semester!
And look how much I painted today! :D
I feel accomplished.
Just need to finish the hair and fix up some of the lighting on his face and I'm done with his head!

post title comes from the song "Starring" by Freelance Whales