Friday, December 4, 2009
In this sketch I changed the 2008 jacket, shirt and tie to a Sixties outfit.
I'm going to take a good look at the heads, maybe i'm going to replace them one more time. Then i finaly can start with the live sized drawing!!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I choose different clothing for the "Fifties Elvis". I thought that the clothes i choose before are a bit dark. I picked the light striped coat that you see a lot on photos of Elvis from the Fifties.
I'm working on a rough sketch for the Sixties and when that is finished i'm going to start on a exact live sized drawing which i can transfer to the canvas.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I started another big Elvis project. 24 portraits, size 6" x 6" with oil paint. I got the idea for this project from my first small Elvis portrait. The first painting will be from 1954 and the last from 1977. When they are all done i'm going to build a special frame where they fit all in. I started on the underpaintings for the portraits from 1955, 1966 en 1968.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
A rough sketch of Elvis in the 50's. I'm not satisfied with the shirt. I'll have to dive into Elvis' closet (books) once more to look for something else. Maybe also a jacket with a bit more color.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I made a quick rough sketch of the "Seventies Elvis" with the outfit i decided on earlier. I need to make some more studies, light, folds and creases and the puffy sleeves.
I made a new montage in Photoshop. The heads are the ones i'm going to use. The skin colors are not OK but that doesn't matter for the montage.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
These clothes i want to use for the "Seventies Elvis".
Elvis wore this shirt and belt in 1970 during rehearsals for the movie "That's the way it is".
Today i made some pictures for a temporary lay-out of the painting.I made a very quick montage, just to see what it looks like. The clothes are not the clothes i'm going to use on the painting, they are from the different periods. The heads are also not definitive. The proportions are o.k. The background is one of the pictures of Gracelend i took in 2007.
The next step wil be to find pictures of the Elvis heads and clothes i do want to use.
Friday, August 28, 2009
The first step is to scan some pictures of a standing Elvis. On that scan i put on lines for the proportions that i can transfer to the photos of my model and adjust it in Photoshop.
For a while i'm thinking about a big painting, 80 x 120 cm, of 3 x Elvis. I don't want to use 3 pictures from books or the net but make photographs of a model in different positions. After that i'll have to find pictures of Elvis clothing from the fifties, sixties and seventies to paint on my models.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I thought it would be fun to make a small painting. While working on this portrait i got the idea for the "Elvis 24" series.
Elvis 24, 1970
15 x 15 cm.
Oil on canvas.
I was reading an article about drawing with charcoal and white chalk on colored paper. Of course I had to try it. This is the result.
Elvis in Charcoal #1, Elvis '68
22 x 30 cm.
Charcoal on blue paper.
The first Elvis drawing in years. When i was young i made nothing but Elvis portraits. Few of them are still hanging on the wall in my mothers house.
20 x 29 cm.
Pencil on Bristol.