Thursday, December 21, 2017

Portrait of Travis

I had breakfast yesterday with Travis Louie, who paints a menagerie of fantastical creatures and curious people.

(Link to video on Facebook) I knew he wouldn't mind if I exaggerated him a little and made him into a slightly fictionalized character himself.

With a gouache sketch like this, I start off with big brushes, visualizing of the head as a mass of clay. I'm looking for the forms beneath the features. Once that's all roughed in, I can drop in eyebrows and other details.
Travis Louie website.


Steve said...

Travis has an amazing touch, right down to the way he signs his name. Wonderful likeness.

Meera Rao said...

wonderful :) Thank you!