To use photography to create a series of illustrations with a consistent visual style/ artistic voice.
The aim of this project is to create artwork quickly, instead of spending days on outcomes we are to spend hours/ minutes so that multiple pieces may be completed within a single day.
There are no parameters for this project, so we are free to create whatever we want.
This project is to last one week.
Research & Inspiration
Since I haven't done any portrait illustrations outside of line art sketches, I searched for tutorials for the medium I would be working in: digital art.
This tutorial covers realistic portraits, which take many hours, if not days to complete, I will have to abridge this process so that I will be able to create my pieces at a faster rate.
Speed in art comes from:
As we are free to create our portraits on any subject, I have decided that mine will have a theme. My series of portraits will be digital paintings of Steven Seagal as he progresses through his career: from young (30s) Steven Segal in the 1990s (The Under Siege era), to the fat, but still producing action movies, (60s) Steven Segal in the 2010s (The Goatee-era).
Currently, Steven Seagal is a target of ridicule as he has fallen from grace quite rapidly as his career progressed, which is why I've got no problem doing a series of (probably unflattering) images on him.
Elliot Watson, Illustrator with a background in historical swordsmanship and all the weird and wonderful trappings that entails.