Lewis Hamilton




















Well almost. The eyes are not quite right but it was enjoyable to do nonetheless. I tried so many colours I can't remember the names of them all but I wanted to bring out some pink tones so I started with Medium Flesh (Polychromos) to put in the lightest colours first and built up the skin tones with various light browns and even some green and blue along the chin and jaw. I wanted the shadow on his forehead to glow so there is quite a bit of Light Carmine there and around the eyes. With every colour pencil drawing, I find there is always one colour that really makes it pop and I didn't find that colour until it was almost finished - that was Caput Mortuum (Polychromos).

Unfortunately, this brown paper doesn't scan well at all so the subtle shades are completely lost. It looks very flat compared to the original and as the brown paper hasn't even scanned as the correct colour I don't think there is any way around that. Again, close but not quite!

Comments

helena said…
hey! great job, its amazing!
im a huge lewis hamilton fan and you definately did him justice :)
you should do his girlfriend, nicole scherzinger.
-helena
Felicity said…
Thanks very much Helena! Hmm, not sure about her though - I try to avoid pretty young things with symmetrical faces!
Wil said…
Fantastic portrait, once again. I'm really learning something about colour application every time I read your descriptions.
Stephen Baird said…
you have incredible talent.
nikonsniper
Teresa said…
Wow... you did a wonderful job!! I'm always amazed at how lifelike your portraits are. Color information greatly appreciated!
Serena said…
AMAZING!!! Felicity, you are a master and your work never ceases to amaze me.
Beautiful work! I've never seen your blog before, I'm glad I found it.

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Diahn said…
Definitely Lewis Hamilton...wonderful. Now, let's see some Jenson Button...

I've really enjoyed seeing your progress shots on the Julia Sawhala portrait - it's really great to see how you work. Thanks for taking the time to photograph your steps.
Anonymous said…
I really like your drawings. Especially when they are still unfinished. Can I ask you what kind of paper you use?
Felicity said…
Thank you. For this portrait I used some paper from a shop called Paperchase, bought in London. It's called a 'craft pad' I think, not really intended for sketching perhaps, but it's similar to a very heavy cartridge paper only has a slightly rougher surface. It doesn't take too many layers before the surface starts to break up. Seawhite of Brighton make a very similar sketchbook (which I used for the coloured Yorkie drawing) and 'Earthbound' Cachet by Daler Rowney is a similar colour but a thinner, smoother paper. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment!

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