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.