Alright Gang I must say I indeed struggled with this one a lot. I browsed through Robert's photos got a good idea right away of drawing him holding an open moly with my portrait in it and sketched his portrait in pencil and it looked perfect! I was thrilled... but as I started adding details with pen and marker I made the mistake of 1. adding too much detail and 2. getting a little sloppy.
I drew in his beard and realized I hated it. It wasn't the soft scruffy look he had in his photo at all, so I had to paint over it (hence why his face looks goofy in the photo, I promise it looks a little better in person!). After I goofed that up bad I had to paint his hands too which was where I got sloppy originally and messed my sketch up! Ahhh anyhow then I was clueless as to how to incorporate that paint background into my background. I tried to match colors the best I could and draw some kind of design, I think it came out okay but I wasn't completely satisfied.
Anyhow, Robert's Moly is done. It almost made me sad because I saw when I saved these files that the last portrait I drew, my own, was dated FEBRUARY. It's been WAY too long, no wonder I got rusty!
By the way, Tim's entry is amazing. I loved it and Robert's self portrait especially in this book! There are so many great works and Suzette's combination of their kids and each other was too cute as well. Where am I sending this book now? I know I got it out of rotation.
Please advise, Thanks!