I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it.
And I was really… I was alive.
– Walter White (Breaking Bad)
I don't know if any of you watched Breaking Bad
but i did, and i was basically stuck to the couch
like a tongue on frozen steel for an hour. ;-)
I don't like TV much, but my son got me hooked on this series
(yeah, it's his fault)
No regrets though... i loved it.
This winter, when the snow starts to fall,
we may just watch the whole series again on Netflix.
ok, so as you can see with this portrait,
it doesn't always look like the person in the beginning.
When i started with the red marker lines,
it looked very little like Walter White.
There is constant adjusting to be made...
to the nose, to the thickness of the mustache,
to the shadows...
it's all about SEEING more than anything...
i am no more talented than anyone else.
I probably just paint more often, that's all.
(and i don't always paint with good brushes - obviously!)
One just has to look at the rapports between
one space and another.
when i'm doing eyes
i'm not only looking at the shape of the eye,
but i'm looking at the distance between the eye and the temple,
between the eye and the nose
between the eye and the ear...
it's all about balance
and making sure it's sitting on the face
at the right place.
adding a bit more red, orange and black.
adding the glasses...
and there you have it - Walter White.
One of my favorite quotes from the show:
Walter was in a hospital waiting room with another man who had just been diagnosed with cancer. (Walter was a chemist who had been diagnosed at 50). The other man was worried to death...
And Walt says:
And one of my favorite songs from the show (this series had great music!)
Weekend is almost here.... xox