I wanted to paint a portrait of Mr Cumberbatch when I saw him play Khan in the last Star Trek. You might know him in the BBC show “Sherlock“, the modern Sherlock Holmes adaptation. It took about 3 hours. Painting was done entirely in Photoshop with Wacom Tablet.
The photos I used for reference I found on Wikimedia (CC), I leaned more toward his Sherlock hairstyle.
After doing a mess of speed paintings, my portfolio shouted in agony “you fool, FINISH your paintings for pete’s sake”. Always listen to your portfolio.. or it might attack you when your asleep in bed.
I pre ordered Amnesia: The Michine for Pigs. It’s out now. It’s very late. I don’t know it I should start it tonight. :O
Let me know what you think of the painting.