Thursday, August 20, 2009

Color study of Mr. Stevens.

Online I found this photograph of singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens. I always liked the picture because it has fantastic colors in it. (I'm seeing him in Portland ME soon!)

I thought it might be fun to do a quick study of it. There are so many fun parts in this photograph, I knew I would have fun. (Plus I admit I think he is oh so handsome, so I have no problem studying this photo intently whilst painting it...haha)

In the photo there is a little glint of blue light hitting his teeth. Ha! that was my favorite thing to paint.

This is what I was working on when I got distracted with Sufjan:
I lost some art for the book when my hard drive got erased. So today I worked on making another treatment for the title page. It's slicker looking I think, but It wasn't fun having to go back and redo when I need to go forward!


Literary Dreamer said...

That's too bad about the hard drive being "erased." I wonder how that happened? Anyway, other artists (including writers) have had to put up with worse, and I'm sure that the artwork you replace your lost artwork with will be just as good, if not better, than the originals.

Elara said...

I erased it on purpose, after falsely thinking I backed everything safely on a DVD. The DVD only went 2 files deep for some reason so any files that were in files that were in files (get the idea) did not get copied. I wasn't careful enough to check that. I just saw the files in files and thought...OK ALL SET. And then erased everything off my hard drive. (My computer was going back it stunk, was getting a new one.)

Christi said...

I really like this painting. The colors are very nice. I love when there a hint of blue lighting on people when they are on stage.

Elara said...

you like this despite that it's a picture of "Sven?" hehe.