The final assignment for my class was to do an illustration of Tiger Woods. With all the headlines featuring Tiger, there definitely wasn't a short supply of ideas to consider, but I wanted to do something that could be funny without his current scandal being the focus.
The hand was intimidating at first, and needed to be really good because it is featured so prominently in the painting. I took photos of my boyfriend Chris' hand, and used that for reference. Good reference makes a HUGE difference, I cannot stress this enough. After completing a value painting of the hand(and then adjusting the levels to match Tiger), I added color. The rest of the piece I blocked in with color and then refined as I went along.
Above are some early sketches. Once again I struggled sketching using my wacom tablet, and I am hoping to invest in a cintiq when possible. So far everyone I have spoken with says it is more intuitive and will speed up work-flow tremendously.
Overall this was a really fun piece to work on, and now that it is finished I am going to spend time creating more illustrations and studies for my portfolio. It is going to be a long journey ahead, and I want to thank all of you for your support, taking time to leave comments, and for stopping by! It is inspiring, motivating and much appreciated. More to come soon!