Monday, January 16, 2012

The Ballade of Buddy ... or ... Buddy the VI

I really liked the head, especially the eyes and nose.
Pat, Buddy's owner, wanted a background, of which I made a supreme mess, so onto the next rendition. 

I started with the tan on his face, and then went into the shadows of his scarf. 

Got a "bit" too intense too soon ...

A "collage" of the good head on the bad painting, for color reference.

I am here now, working on ANOTHER version. To my eye, it seems to be going well.

The ballade of Buddy Graham continues. Stay tuned if you dare! And please feel free to leave  comments, questions, good jokes ...  I love to hear from you!!!