View Full Version : What you get when crossing a bean with boredom

01-13-2006, 02:20 AM

I got out of my comfort zone by puting down at least one of my faavorite brushes. I decided to put down the 2b pencil for now cause I got a lil confidence with that, and pick up the brush and to working with color more.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jan-2006/65236-MR_Bean_A.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jan-2006/65236-MR_Bean_b.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jan-2006/65236-MR_Bean_c.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jan-2006/65236-MR_Bean_d.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jan-2006/65236-MR_Bean_e.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jan-2006/65236-MR_Bean_f.jpg

I had no idea I would take this piece as far as i did. It started out when i took an old 15 min quick sketch (A REALLY BAD ONE) and decided to do a nose study. I wanted to just paint the noce and that was it, move onto another noose, but one thing led to another.:p

I work on one layer for the most part. I used the clumpy brush, blender, artist oil blender for most of the project.calme hair detail oil brushes for the detail. Pic one through four where a result of thinking "how it gonna look if i go a lil further?" This was the first piece I ever did where I worked inch by inch VS painting the layer ontop o f layer.

I used a 5 tone aproach, working with only 4 of them, leaving the highlights for the end. I used a main color and a lighter color for the light areas of the skin, and a dark color and cast shadow color for the darkside. I took these 4 colors and tinted them with a red and a blue when and whereever needed tring to keep the values or tones correct.

By pic 5 i realized I'd finish this piece and used the lasso tool tool to reconstruct the face, and move my eyes to the right spot and shave the face into somthing more believeable. added a lil detail to the jacket with flat oil brush with features set realativly high.

Pic 6 is the final, I decided the skin was too pail, and used the digi water color, (broad wash brush i think) to tint the skin even further. I use a desaturated blue red and yellow and applied wherever. I had to reaply the highlights again, but just lightly which i did with soft charcols.

01-13-2006, 02:50 AM
This is another gorgeous portrait of yours. Love the vibrant colors in the skin. Eyes shows your perfection. :clap: :clap:

I wanted to just paint the noce and that was it, move onto another noose, but one thing led to another.:p

LOL...well most of my portraits started from the eye. I just sketch the right eye (mostly), then move to all features then the face outline, then the hair lol. After that I chose my medium rather Oil Pastels, colored pencils or watercolors as I work on paper.

Congrats on this portrait. Its really funny. Thanks for sharing the process and your technique.

01-13-2006, 05:40 AM
Frank, great work, he really has a plastic face hasn't he? Love the WIP, there really is a 1000 ways to do a picture

01-13-2006, 09:53 AM
This is excellent work Frank!

01-13-2006, 10:53 AM
I love the lips on this....great job on it and what fun!!!

01-13-2006, 10:57 AM
I love it!! I knew him as soon as I saw this just wonderful work and his skin has that glow to it! ;o)

01-13-2006, 11:08 AM
Frank,frankly, you're a genius! The only thing I really hate about it, is that I didn't do it!:eek: :)

01-13-2006, 11:59 AM
AWWWWWWW, thx guys :D

there really is a 1000 ways to do a picture

Barry, yeah, at times I feel like too many ways. I've tried SO many techniques, 8 tone aproach,5 tone aproach, mixing the colors on the mixer pad, mixing it on the painting, going solid with no mixing, layering values from dark to light, then light to dark, then mid, dark, then light, . Makes my head spin.

01-13-2006, 02:21 PM
Smoking another truly good and intriqueing portrait! Very nice.

But, I get the boredom bit, but not the bean bit in your title.

01-13-2006, 02:29 PM
really a good work smokin..uve captured it very well...:).

01-13-2006, 02:43 PM
Sherry....He is "Mr. Bean" .. as in British Comedy LOL

01-13-2006, 05:17 PM
Oh, my, it's him, Mr Bean as I know him. Very nice work, Smokin.


01-13-2006, 06:34 PM
Smokin your painting looks great :clap:

01-13-2006, 07:44 PM
Thanks Marge, I guess thats one that got away from me.

01-14-2006, 12:32 AM
SMOKIN....This is a delicious portrait! The eyes are my favorite part. The more I look at art (and people, too), the more I'm attracted to interesting faces.

01-14-2006, 02:47 AM
A great one of Bean! He looks hilarious!!!! :clap:

01-14-2006, 12:43 PM
This is a laugh out loud take on Bean! Nice job and thanks for sharing the progression.


01-14-2006, 04:45 PM
this is a great interpretation. You really want to know who is this guy? from your painting. I wish more of his fans could see this!

01-14-2006, 07:15 PM
:wave: :wave: :wave:

Smokin you really captured him well done, just love it, I have a Mr.Bean teddy bear LOL and thanks for the steps:clap:

01-17-2006, 05:35 AM
Wow this is very good work!!