Tom Ellis

May. 3rd, 2017 10:36 pm
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I thought I'd stick the photo of my Tom Ellis watercolour into PS and see how it might look if I was to work on it some more. I overlaid the reference photo I'd used and discovered all the proportions were actually ok, apart from I'd made his face too wide. So of course I couldn't resist fiddling. Once I'd done that I got rid of the reference and tried enhancing the drawing with some linework and shading.

This is the result.


tom-1

And now I have a dilemma. I'm running out of time with Bear Necessities to paint before Tuesday, and much as I'd like to have a go at the actual watercolour, I kind of like this version too. Plus I have no idea if I can get the watercolour version to look halfway decent. So - do I give up on the real painting and just print this out and take it to get it signed?
For those interested, this is the reference pic.
TomEllis-LKG-03-1231px

Date: 2017-05-03 09:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] badbastion.livejournal.com
What a handsome man! In the pic, and in your art of him. I think it's beautiful as-is - that's something I'd be happy to show him, if I were you. Great work!

Date: 2017-05-05 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberdreams.livejournal.com
thank you!

Date: 2017-05-03 10:13 pm (UTC)
sillie: (BigBang2010AmriaDean)
From: [personal profile] sillie
I'd say, print it out, because it looks awesome. And if you do find the time to fidle with the watercolor, try that as well, and then see which one you like better.

Date: 2017-05-05 02:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberdreams.livejournal.com
Yes, i think I will, thanks!

Date: 2017-05-03 10:35 pm (UTC)
fufaraw: (J2)
From: [personal profile] fufaraw
Your flickr pages aren't showing up for me. Maybe it's flickr. Let me fiddle.

Yeah, for whatever reason, nothing on flickr is showing up for me today, not even my own stuff.


Okay yeah, there they both are. I like the watercolor, actually--I think he'd have a nice reaction to signing something other than a straight photo, actually, but use your own judgement.
Edited Date: 2017-05-03 10:45 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-05-05 02:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberdreams.livejournal.com
yeah whatever happens I'm not just going for a signed photo. :D

Date: 2017-05-04 12:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crucis01.livejournal.com
I think it's fantastic!

Date: 2017-05-05 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberdreams.livejournal.com
Aw thanks!

Date: 2017-05-04 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jdl71.livejournal.com
It's great. Be proud of what you've produced. Have him sign this.

Date: 2017-05-05 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberdreams.livejournal.com
I'm just uncomfortable with the digital fiddling, it always feels like cheating to me LOL. But thanks!

Date: 2017-05-04 08:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] milly-gal.livejournal.com
Dude he's a good looking guy! I do so love the watercolour PS one. You've got skills hun, mad skills.

Date: 2017-05-05 02:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberdreams.livejournal.com
He is very much my type!! LOL (And thank you!)

Date: 2017-05-05 02:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] milly-gal.livejournal.com
*grins* He's certainly a cutie and I love that he can be clean cut or a little dog-eared and it changed hos whole look :)

Date: 2017-05-04 10:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madebyme-x.livejournal.com
I think this is wonderful, and that you should print it. Then if you have time you can always try a watercolour, and if you not you have this!

Date: 2017-05-05 02:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberdreams.livejournal.com
Yep, you and sillie are quite right, that is the obvious solution!

Date: 2017-05-04 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harrigan.livejournal.com
He will *love* this! And we will love hearing about his reaction, here! Right?

Date: 2017-05-05 02:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberdreams.livejournal.com
I hope to do some journalling, of course!

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