Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Indiana Jones

A portrait of Harrison Ford as everyone's favourite archeologist, done in a faux Drew Struzan style.

10 comments:

J Gilpin said...

Hi EM,

Amazing likeness of Harrison Ford - I really like the depth of field effect on his left shirt collar.

I left a comment back in December "Liv a Little" and asked about video tutorials. If you are interested I think you can get a free trial version of Camtasia Studio(http://www.techsmith.com/download/trials.asp)
This is a screen capture software and would allow you to show your work process. I think you can add a voice over later. It seems there is a way to speed up the final video so that viewers can watch what took hours in mere minutes. Not sure what system you use? But this is for a PC - would have to do some research to recommend for a Mac.

J Gilpin said...

EM-

If you do a tutorial or how to - I am really interested in your process. Seems that you often do a B/W tonal study (a classic painting technique) and then add colors. Exactly how do you do that? Do you set your Photoshop brush to just add color (and no tonality)? (In Corel Painter that is the resaturation setting.)I guess I should back up and ask about your process for making the B/W image as well...

Sorry for all the questions! A lot of tuts (ImagineFX, 2dArtist, etc.) that I have read just seem to confuse me - I know there a numerous ways to approach digital painting but I have yet to see a method (explained well enough) that I can wrap my head around it. (Follow my profile to my art blog if you want to see some of my digital efforts.)

PS: I amazed that you are only part-time with the illustration! You must be a tremendous graphic designer!

Princess Rockstar Scientist said...

Awesome job. I think this is my favourite so far. The colours work beautifully with the subject.

Julkillo said...

Very good works here,nice portraits

Gannon said...

Classic! One of your best.

em... said...

Everyone loves Indiana Jones! Thank you all for the kind comments.

Johnathan - I am using a Mac, and it's quite an old one, which is part of the problem with doing a video tutorial (the other part being laziness). I'll send you an email about the other stuff rather than fill this blog with blabber.

Cursief Huigje said...

Fantastic!

em... said...

Thank you, cursief

Sofie Kampmark said...

This is so amazing. Almost as good as Drew Struzan, the master himself.. I've got nothing useful to say, nothing but wow! :)

em... said...

Thanks, Sofie.

I'm a big fan of Struzan, so to be compared even remotely favourably to him is a great honour.