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Palex
04-19-2012, 11:20 AM
I started this in Illustrator and then moved it to Artrage to do the blending and enhance details. I find this works best for me. I've tried painting straight-up before but I could never progress past a certain point in my work.

I'm still not where I want to be, but I'm moving forward.

D Akey
04-19-2012, 11:32 AM
Moving forward is good. But this really looks like him. Fine painting.

shadowslake
04-19-2012, 11:40 AM
Nicely done. My wafe said almost looks like a photo.

Palex
04-19-2012, 11:44 AM
Thanks. I tend to go back and forth between raster (Artrage) and vector. I guess the vector would be considered my underpainting.

This is how far I got with vector:

Oops. It's telling me I have to post more in order to post URLs. I will show you the vector version when I have posted more.

Palex
04-19-2012, 11:47 AM
Never mind, I'll just attach it.

Palex
04-19-2012, 11:50 AM
Here are the outlines.

Caesar
04-19-2012, 08:05 PM
Well You did pretty well! The likeness is impressive and You seem to have pursued a very cold form of technical perfection probably in order to deprive him of a specific personality (since he's such a great and flexible actor to play any character) and You used a sort of topological sketching of planes or rather level curves on his face.

coops
04-19-2012, 10:11 PM
Thats a neat painting, well done:)

kenmo
04-20-2012, 12:33 AM
Outstanding and thanks for the glimpse inside your workflow...

limey-g
04-20-2012, 12:49 AM
I really like the first one where you seem to have created a great depth in the contours of the face to give an almost 3d effect.
Well done.
Geoff

gxhpainter2
04-20-2012, 03:29 AM
really amazing work... not many go from vector to raster images especially for portraits.. it gives a very clean and smooth look to the finished work..and a very attractive style.

youcandraw
04-20-2012, 03:30 AM
wow wow wow this is so awesome perfect :D
great great job :)

Palex
04-20-2012, 03:52 AM
Thank you. Much appreciated! It took a lot of frustration to find a work flow that works for me. :)

mannafig
04-21-2012, 03:29 AM
Fabulous work it really looks like him:):)