Harry Potter is based on elements from several different promotional photos from the film. I zipped through the movies on our Blu-ray player, looking for just the right shot to base this piece on -- and couldn't find anything that worked for me! So -- off to the web to find other reference. I'm pleased with the end result. I hope the client will be too (especially since he's been waiting on this one for a while).
This drawing of Rita Hayworth is based on four different promotional photos from Gilda. This is such an iconic pose, I had to go with it.
And the final color versions of both. The color is done with Dr. Martins colored inks.
Rita needed a little tightening up in the pencil stage -- so here's what I did before starting the inks.
The final version of the Rita art. This was commissioned when the client saw a similar piece I did of Ava Gardner for someone else. The process is a little different here -- no color obviously -- and the gray tones are acrylic paint -- so it's a mixed media piece -- and larger than the others. This particular client keeps having me do pieces that I'm tempted to keep for myself!
I have several more in the works -- some of which I'll share with you as they are finished. I do have room on my schedule to take on more (hint, again!). Please leave a comment and let me know if you're enjoying these posts, will you? Thanks!