Thursday, January 21, 2010

Time Out New York: Will Arnett

The first "Hot Seat" portrait for Time Out New York for 2010 is actor Will Arnett!

I'm a big fan of Will Arnett's, first having seen him as the oblivious, stupid, yet confident Gob Bluth on Arrested Development. He's been in a number of TV shows and movies since, and he is consistently funny.

My original pass at this portrait was done in black and white with just a splash of red. I worked on the piece and got almost to the finish line when I stepped back, looked at it, and realized: it sucked. It didn't really look like Arnett, and the tone was all wrong.

So I scrapped that, and started all over, this time in full color and it became clear fairly quickly that was the way to go. The likeness was better and the tone felt more appropriate. I added a squiggly little outline to the figure--I don't know why, it just looked right--and another Hot Seat portrait was officially done.

1 comment:

Jennifer DeDonato said...

I like the pattern on his shirt and the way you used it. Arrested Development was such a great show and it's no more...sad face! I enjoyed his character so much and he did such a great job of being an idiot. Remember that dance he did and got beat up?