So this is the first stages of my Inspiration word OCEAN. The first thing that came to mind when I saw that the word was ocean was rap artist, Frank Ocean. From there I started to think about how I can incorporate him into an aquatic type scene. So I'm going to paint a portrait of Frank Ocean in monochromatic blues.
Here are my thumbnails for my portrait layouts.
So this is my progress so far. I decided to take the digital route, and do a photoshop painting.
Im using the eye dropper tool to sample colours off the photo, and I use the brush tool to paint in the colours. Then I use the smudge tool to blend them all together and if it a painterly effect.
Getting close to the oh so difficult part...the eyes!
So I figured I'd show my blending technique. I use the eye dropper tool and I sample colours.
I then use the smudge tool to blend all the colours together.
So this is the final product. I wanted the focus to be just on his face, so I didn't include the blue and red shirt I am really content with the final results. I also added his name in an outlined text, so it wouldn't take away from the design itself.