Saturday, October 18, 2008

Next Level Photo Realism Painting

(Click on Image to Enlarge and see the nuts AIRBRUSH detail!!!)

Dru Blair has taken the art of airbrushing and photorealism to a higher place with this portrait.....This was created from scratch using airbrush, paints and coloured pencils.....WTF???!!!!

"This is a painting completed in February 2005. It was a Portrait Class project that I decided to finish in my spare time after the workshop. It probably took a total of around 65-75 hours to complete. The small images are step by step photographs taken during the painting process, and the large image is the final painting after detail and skin texture are added with an eraser and colored pencil. The main colors are blocked in at the beginning, but refinement is withheld until the very end. "

See the complete step-by step guide of how he did it HERE.