Monday, February 11, 2008

For A While There I Was Worried

After not getting a response at all yesterday about the Heroic Portrait proof, I was starting to get a little worried that I'd failed to impress my first customer.
However, this morning I got an e-mail saying this:

Jon,

I LOVE IT! You did an amazing job! Once my friends and family see this, you will have a ton more customers.
[...]
I'm so excited, my husband is going to love it. I'm glad I was your first customer and I am sure I will be back. These make great gifts! Thanks for all your help Jon!

So that was a relief.
The finished portrait can be seen below (Caution: it's a BIG file):




As sort of an interesting side note, the woman in the picture shares something in common with Stacy: I used the same person as the body reference as I did in Stacy's Heroic Portrait, model/person who's randomly famous in the UK simply because she has big boobs, Keeley Hazell.

3 comments:

Merlin T Wizard said...

Very nice. Keeley definitely makes for good source material. I know you don't like drawing the male form, but I think you did a good job here.

I have to comment on their expressions, though. I know I wouldn't be quite that happy with a fire-breathing dragon bearing down on me. Maybe they're just that confident about the guy's ability to slay said dragon.

Heimdall said...

That was sort of my take on it. It's like, "A dragon? Pfft. Big deal."
Or it could be, you know, that I lack the ability to extrapolate a different expression using reference photos and simply have to draw them with the existing expressions.
Nah; it couldn't be that.

Merlin T Wizard said...

Naturally not that. I assumed it wasn't that. It had to be within the context of the picture. Nope, no meta-context to speak of here.