July 4th, 2013
Emika’s DVA album came out not long ago and because I enjoy her music it has been constantly playing out of my speakers.
As a result, when I started up Photoshop and began working on something that something ended up being a portrait of the lady herself. Working portraits of actual people in this style has only been a recent thing which I started in my sketchbook originally when I was trying to refine some ideas. It also allowed me to continue working on some issues I’ve noticed cropping up in other pieces, namely getting the eyes to look ok.
I wasn’t sure about the red hair at first. I wanted elements of the DVA album cover to be incorporated into the painting given that was my inspiration. But I cycled through various colour ideas and nothing other than the red really worked for me.
Anyway, the finished piece;
And below some work in progress shots;