View Full Version : Jimi Hendrix and Brian Jones WIP

12-14-2007, 04:37 PM
at the montery pop festival

awesome picture of these guys! I was looking to scribble up something for my stepdad for christmas and was going to do a cool picture i found of really young keith richards and mick jagger but this one is one of his favorite photos ever (according to my mom) so i'm whippin it up for him. I used my Ipod as a light table to do the gold braiding on the right side of jimi's jacket and to put reference dots around his face and the fences and his hand, but mostly how i figure it out is putting dots where i think something should be, then slowly hatching it in and adjusting the edges to what looks right. jimi's mouth still needs some work though. his expression isnt quite right.

anyways... heres 2 pictures



12-14-2007, 06:39 PM
sweet! he's gonna love it! i like the progress shots, too...keep 'em coming! :thumbsup:

you know what's really wierd? i have Booker T. and the MG's from Monterey Pop '67 playing on winamp right now...:eek:

man, those were the days...:D

12-15-2007, 09:43 AM
Oh, this is fantastic! I love it already.

12-18-2007, 05:24 PM
This is where I got to over the weekend. If I muster up the willpower i might try and work out the little kinks with Jimi's mouth and eyes, giving him more of a smile, and soften up the wood siding in the background.

Any suggestions?


12-19-2007, 02:52 PM
Excellent piece....not sure about the tones around Brian's head. Maybe darken the background or the shadows on his face. He's mingling into the background a little. Otherwise, this is superb. Where did you get your ref photo from?


12-19-2007, 05:35 PM
heh - i came back here to post the 'finished' deal and saw your post - after darkening the background and darkening the side of his face a touch :D also, jimi's mouth needed more of a 'i just thought of something funny' expression rather than the 'it must have been something i ate' face he had.


Thanks for slap on the back too, fordy. your stuff is ridiculous. i dont know how you have the patience, or what kind of robot arm you have to hatch like that - and the level of realism you acheive is also quite ridiculous. i like them a lot!

my mom told me about this photo - i was looking for something to do for my stepdad for the holidays, and was about to do a young mick jagger and keith richards, but she said his buddy emailed this pic to him and he loved it, so i used this instead.

I got the original from a google image search for 'brian jones jimi hendrix,' then i used photoshop to blow it up, then vectorized it to get better values, then started slogging away with the tech pens (which i love, because you need to use them constantly or they get clogged up - thats motivation!)

i found another pic from a few seconds later - apparently brian jones isnt scratching his face thoughtfully - he's about to dig for gold!

the photo is by Jim Marshall, which i found out after starting to draw http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/dt/jimi-hendrix-fine-art-print/MFM670616-10-FP.html

i never intend to profit from my interpretation of this shot in any way. it was an awesome photograph, and i'm trying to find a way to contact him so i can at least see if he likes it. also, i don't like using other people's images and would like to kind of clear my conscience of any copyright guilt :)