Monday, July 28, 2008
Mr. Hristoforako’s Portrait Story
I was assigned by the magazine “Life & Style” to make a portrait of Mr. Hristoforakos for an article about the Siemens scandal. I made severals sketches with different concepts, and finally the concept with big pockets was chosen.
Most of the times I make my sketches on paper, this one was a digital drawing.
I came to an idea to do this illustration the unusual way. I printed the digital sketch light on 2 watercolor papers. While waiting for one to dry, I’d work on the other one, and use the one I like more.
I scanned both papers, and when I put one in a layer on top the other in the multiply mode, I liked the result.
After some color adjustments and a little retouching on the eyes I sent it to the art director, to show him this stage, with the idea to work a bit more on the hands and few other details, but it was decided to go as is!
I may do it for myself later on, but I am happy with the result…
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