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L Skylar Brown
01-12-2010, 05:46 PM
AR3, Paint & Airbrush, Knife(Hair)
This was done for a girlfriend, who is a big Adam Lambert fan. I didn't do the Goth look he is currently doing, I chose a look that is sort of an Elvis influenced look. I always see a touch of Elvis in his face. From scratch, one layer. This took some time because I am experimenting so much with the airbrush. (I had to redo areas more than once)

Docsmith626
01-12-2010, 08:59 PM
I think you've captured this young man very well, including his studied decadence. :rolleyes:

coops
01-12-2010, 09:33 PM
Great painting again Skylar.:)

Evart
01-12-2010, 09:56 PM
He actually looks better than Adam Lambert. Outstanding painting!

saddy
01-12-2010, 10:53 PM
Very cool!! :)

Eileen724
01-13-2010, 03:47 AM
This is a wonderful portrait of Adam! Your use of the airbrush tool is really a nice touch to this. Very nice job, Skylar!

I really like Adam and believe he's a really talented singer but I can't say too much about his "newest" image - too much makeup for a man for my taste....!!!

screenpainter
01-13-2010, 06:44 AM
Beautiful portrait Skylar.

You might use a little chalk with very light pressure to give those airbrush areas a little of the texture found in other areas. It would take away the smeary look of those airbrush areas... like around the eyes. Another solution might be add some paper texture. A little less black and more toward color in the shadows...(more subtle) even though it is goth look. Just nit picking really because it is a finely drawn portrait. Just could go a touch further.

L Skylar Brown
01-13-2010, 08:40 AM
Doc - He does manifest a type of decadence, but I think it's probably just posturing.
Coops, Saddy - Thanks so much.
Evart - I'm still playing with the airbrush tool, but find it amazingly similar to the real thing.
GZ- Thanks so much for the suggestions, but this is what it is. I don't feel a need to tweak it.

Docsmith626
01-13-2010, 08:47 AM
LOL. That's why I used the word "studied". I recall a period in my youth when I strived to shock and annoy the Orthos. Took me a bit to figure out that such behavior is self-defeating. :o

byroncallas
01-13-2010, 08:48 AM
LSB - terrific portrait, and fun thread. :)

justjean
01-13-2010, 12:58 PM
Haven't a clue who he is but it's a nice painting :)

Valerie
01-13-2010, 02:51 PM
Skylar this is great you have captured this guy.

L Skylar Brown
01-13-2010, 03:58 PM
Byron, Jean, Val - Thanks so much. Jean - He was runner-up on Am Idol last season - He is very Goth, something I didn't play up.