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The Writer Collage

This is my husband Kevin. He is an author, scriptwriter, drama director, actor, artist, videographer and genius. You may think I’m biased, and I may be. However I think he doesn’t get the credit he deserves most of the time. So I am his biggest cheerleader and advocate. He wanted a drawing of himself for his blog site so I began by taking photos and decided on one pose. Then I began the process of collaging. Here is my process.

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#1 The Finished Collage of my Honey

#2 The photos

I took lots of photos and decided on this large one here.

#3 Step 1: The Sketch

I draw out the sketch in pencil on 80# paper.

#4 Step 2: The background

I begin laying in background pieces first.  I wanted the light to go from very white to slightly grey behind him.

#5 Step 3: Skin Tones

I played with the jacket as well as the face here.  I always put the face in before I place the glasses.  That is wisest.

#6 Step 4: The Table

The table top is technically part of the background so I needed to have it in before I finish the hands.

#7 Step 5: The Hands

I finished the table and the hands as well as the paper he is writing on.  I love that the paper has words on it as well as the rest of the image.

#8 Step 6: Finish

This is where I add all the little things that need adjusting, like the glasses on his face and little shadows.  

What do you think?

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Written by Paintdrips

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  1. This is a phenomenal portrait of someone you love so dearly! I can feel the bond you two have. I love to see your process of creation too. Best of luck to you both in all your endeavors. What a creative power house couple 😉

    • Thank you so much. You are very complementary but they are my feelings as well. Together we have created theatrical productions; I did scenes and backdrops, costumes and special effects; he did the writing, directing and sometimes acting. It has been a powerful collaboration over the years. Thanks for noticing.

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