Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Leonardo Dicaprio



For my own amusement . . . I loved Inception and wanted to paint Leo. The point of this painting wasn't to paint everything hyper-realistic, but rather to develop my illustration style a little bit more . . . intentionally keeping areas loose and more painterly, but mostly to have fun.



Detail . . .

21 Comments:

Blogger Toby_K said...

Awesome, I love the smooth painted finish

4:16 PM  
Blogger Aaron Wilkin said...

Looks great man!!!!

4:45 PM  
Blogger Adam Temple said...

Love it. You really get sucked into those eyes.

8:25 PM  
Blogger Marco Bucci said...

THANKS for the support my friend! You rock! And congrats on the Digital Art Masters book. The art world benefits from your input. And it was fun seeing this Leo piece go from sketch to finish.

P.S. When you see the book, remember that the castle stairs painting was being done while you were here - and the chains on the wall were YOUR idea. Cool!

10:09 PM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Among other things Jason, you are one of the best I've seen getting the elusive 5 O'clock shadow to read realistically. And it only gets better from there...

1:51 AM  
Blogger galvinator said...

great leo! this style works really well!

3:45 AM  
Blogger Tim Wilmsen said...

Great work jason, Love the cheeckbones and eyebrows. Also the details and coloring of the nose is special! Well done.
http://timwilmsen.blogspot.com/

5:44 AM  
Anonymous Francky said...

Pfffiuu, you're the best.
The hair are very nice.

5:57 AM  
Blogger Charles DA COSTA said...

Your painting is incredible!!! The exaggeration and the likeness is wonderful!!!

my admiration.

6:34 AM  
Blogger duanetheartist said...

Very nice work! I was looking forward to your completion of this one. Thanks for the post. I saw the movie after you did the first post! I really liked the movie. I think he was still dreaming because his totem never stopped spinning.

10:51 AM  
Blogger BROD WONG said...

I love how you render hair! Each strand looks like it has its own place on the head. Hair-TASTIC!

12:10 PM  
Blogger Muffin said...

fantastic, always fantastic. :)
I loved inception and i love that leo went from babyface to making cool, intelligent movies. :)

1:54 AM  
Blogger Ian Summers said...

Amazing work!

4:58 AM  
Blogger Niall O loughlin said...

Is that a photo manipulation?? okay not funny I'll stop that s**t now, love it man, all your stuff is great, but I love this style.

6:15 AM  
Anonymous Brendan said...

Jason,

That is gallus ma man.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Brendan... said...

That is gallus ma man.

12:40 PM  
Blogger seanmaximus said...

the hair:) awesome painting jason:D cheers!

3:13 PM  
Blogger Will Appledorn said...

nice work! had the same idea as me, sat down to do some sketches of Leo after seeing that movie as well

i do prefer the slightly more loose illustration style, has so much more character than something rendered to the nth degree.

9:17 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Another beautiful painting Jason!

6:05 PM  
Blogger Tony Montaño said...

Perfect likeness!

1:13 AM  
Blogger Tel said...

How'd I miss this - absolutely superb Jason.

11:42 PM  

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