Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mick Jagger portrait for Las Vegas Weekly



Another quick turnaround. I painted this Mick on Monday, adding finishing touches early Tuesday morning. The portrait is for a bit written about The Rolling Stones re-release of "Exile to Main St." Great album BTW . . .

The art director wanted a Mick Jagger of that era, 1972 to be exact. As previously mentioned, I only had one day to paint this, and luckily all they needed or wanted was a portrait. So to make it a bit more interesting, I thought it would be cool if I painted it to look like a vintage photo from the 70's. I made sure there were no harsh blacks in my palette, and used mostly warm colors, and looked at some vintage 70's pics for inspiration . . . listened to the Stones and then painted the day away! It was a fun little piece to work on.






These are two quick sketches that I did before painting, both sketches were done in about 30 minutes . . .



Before I get serious about rendering I paint with large brush strokes and squint my eyes . . . focusing on values and color temp. I like the way this block in looks.

16 Comments:

Blogger Nelson Santos said...

Nice work Jason!

11:23 AM  
Blogger Adam Temple said...

Dirty! I love how even his shirt feels like him.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Praveen said...

very nice

1:49 PM  
Blogger Jean-Marc Borot said...

Great one !
Likeness (of course) but what a texture, what a light !
That's great.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Gon said...

fantastic!

4:13 PM  
Blogger jesse winchester said...

Aw man.....
Cant thank you enough for posting the block in for this one.

AWESOME!

4:50 PM  
Blogger Tel said...

Beautiful work Jason - a much looser style for you - nice !

5:36 PM  
Blogger Carlos Rubio said...

wow Jason!!! awesome painting!!

8:03 PM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

11:15 pm do you know where your brushes are? I bet they are in your hand - possibly mouth or behind the ear. Great job on Mick! Another feather in the cap and damn good illustration.

11:19 PM  
Blogger Beto said...

Un mick genial, igual que el 2009 book y el dvd "sketching with... gracias por compartir su arte y gracias por el autografo.

11:31 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Great painting Jason! Its great to see your process and how important it is to get the values working on a broader scale than just going straight into details. Another incredible painting Jason!

9:09 AM  
Blogger Dominic Philibert said...

Great piece!

10:17 AM  
Blogger Alucard said...

Awesome! Great work, and thank you for share the process of making it.

3:48 AM  
Blogger Damion009 said...

you all ready know what I'm going to say.... "DICKS"

5:57 AM  
Blogger Abel Costa said...

Great, jason, great.

9:24 PM  
Blogger frank gressie said...

very lovely! is this acrylics or oils?

3:33 PM  

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