2008/10/11

BB King


The "King" of the blues is the subject of the October NCN Let's Draw thread. I started with a study of his head and plan to add other elements...this should be a fun piece!!



*Updated piece by adding his body & Lucille...also started blocking in some color to see where I'm going with it.
*Updated by changing background color and reworking "Lucille"

*One more update on the piece...I posted it on the CG Society Forum and was honored by having it placed on the top tier above the threads...just way too cool and that made this semi-old man very happy :)

27 comments:

galvinator said...

Fantastic work! Great likeness!

KIKELIN said...

Ohhh, muy grande!!
An excelenet King, my friend!

Vincenzo said...

Tom
Thanks Mate!

Kikelin
Much appreciated!

Per H said...

Awesome! Great expression and likeness!
I especially like the colors of the right hand (there are some cold tones there against the warm ones) and the expression of it as well.

Moyse said...

Beautiful piece Vin, I can't stop looking at it, in the same way I couldn't stop looking at O'Keefe's Godfather!

Inspirational!

Vincenzo said...

Per
Thank you...hopefully I can maintain that (color) as I work on the piece. The body reference is really not as good as I would like it to be so I'm sort of making it up as I go.

Paul
Thanks Paul!!!...That Godfather piece is amazing isn't it!! Like I commented on David's blog I wish I had the extra cash to own a print, it's a classic!!!

Tim Bye said...

Looking great - fabulous composition! Super

Joe Bluhm said...

oh HELL YEAH, Vin. This is going great. Be careful about the details/spacial relationship/structure on elements of the guitar. That could 'ruin' this for some viewers, and God knows you have the skills to delight.

I can't wait to see this done. I'll keep checking in.

Vincenzo said...

Tim
Thanks...appreciate the pat on the back!

Joe
Many thanks for the input...I'll try to stay focused on the details and not get lazy :(

Marion said...

I don't know what to say, I'm silent with awe.....

Vincenzo said...

You're always too good to me Marion...Thanks!!!!

david o'keefe said...

wow! he fills the space with his presence, a master piece of work! it's got a life of it's own, can't wait to see the finished.

Jonathan said...

A Superlative piece of work. Spot on.

Vincenzo said...

David
Hey Man...thanks so much for stopping by to comment and a super kind one at that!!

Jonathan
Thank you my friend!!! Had a chance to check out your blog...man you are terrific, hope you don't mind me adding you to my caricature links!

marcobucci said...

friggin AWESOME Vin! Wow!

Vincenzo said...

Thanks Marco!

xavier said...

Magnifique!
A superb tribute to the king of Blues!

Vincenzo said...

Much appreciated Xavier!!!

Manoj Sinha said...

Great work, expression, coloring, drawing all are very nice.

Maritze said...

Followed this here from the Drawingboard.org forum.... brilliant work Vince. It's a duzy!

Vincenzo said...

Thanks Guys!

pointpusher said...

Holeey-Moleey! This is stunning. I am new to your site, but I will be an avid observer from this point on. You've got a great deal of skill sir.

Vincenzo said...

Thanks Danny!!!

...and thanks for introducing me to your work as well, just super!!!!

ramanjit said...

very nice.

JPA studios said...

amazing dude

SuprMom said...

So proud of you Vin. Would be redundant to say how awesome this likeness is but WOW - awesome!!!
That IS a big deal getting on the top tier (above their threads) of the CG Society Forum . Sorry I did not see this post sooner. Two girls taking up most of my life/time and I love it!!!
When do I get my Christmas Sketch???

Edo said...

Excellent illustration!! Love the treatment of the hands!! Very nice!!!