Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Boss-WIP

Here's my latest painting of Bruce Springsteen. The client basically wanted the same thing that's up at "Rumours" (55th & 8th Ave. in Manhattan), but it pains me to copy something exactly, so I altered it slightly. The original concept was to focus on a red, white, and blue color scheme, because I didn't want to show the typical American Flag in the background like it was originally requested from my client. After I explained it to him, he agreed. So, for this newer version, I added a bit more color and strayed from the original concept a bit.
I'm still not finished yet, and really have to start a new commission, because the due date is coming right up and I haven't started yet (the sketch is done, but not the painting), and it's pretty involved.
So, eventually, I'll have the finished version of Bruce-2 up here- with a much better photo as well (these were quick snapshots, and I couldn't get rid of the glare, so I had to take most of them on angles for now...)


The Keeper's Notes said...

Looks good so far. I remember the original.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Thanks- this one is coming out better than the first.
Oh, and John Madden want to buy that Bruce drawing I did for the Asbury Park Press back in 1992!

The Keeper's Notes said...

very cool!