Reggie Watts Portrait

Reggie Watts Portrait - student project

I thought this photo of musician/comedian Reggie Watts would be a nice challenge. It was!

Reggie Watts Portrait - image 1 - student project

Original, greyscale, posterized, and angled brush stroke versions.

The posterized version was really helpful for the initial color blocking steps. And using guides to double-check my alignments was crucial. I got lots of things wrong at first.

Reggie Watts Portrait - image 2 - student project

A little more progress...

Reggie Watts Portrait - image 3 - student project

And the finished portrait:

Reggie Watts Portrait - image 4 - student project

I added lots of details, used the liquify tool a lot, and threw a texture on top. 

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Much better and more accurate than any portrait I've attempted in the past.