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The softer side of Gordon Ramsay

If we are to believe that Gordon Ramsay has a softer side – *cough cough* then I hope I have been able to show that with this latest digital painting.  With all his faults, I know you either love him or hate him, he definitely has an interesting face!
My main idea for attempting this one was to see if I could show a few lines (or Grand Canyons) on a face without them looking like great big pencil marks!  I am still learning the ins and outs of my Painter 12 software so I had a play about with it today and this is the end result.
Perhaps he doesn`t look as much like the Moon with all the craters as he normally does, but hey, it was a fun piece.  I must have done over 50 layers all up, but that was the fun part.  Doing each bit at a time, making mistakes and thinking to myself that the next piece I attempt will be even better, as I learn how to use all the bells and whistles that this software has.  The one mistake I keep making is having the background colour already there – this one was white, so then I changed it to black, but there was still a bit of an outline of the white around his head and shoulders.  Tsk tsk – I have to remember to start off the right way next time.
I will admit I enjoy watching Gordon – he has become quite predictable though but I am sure there is another side to him that we rarely see, other than a glimpse of what might be a more compassionate Gordon in a thirty second clip on one of his shows!
Anyway, enough waffling – here he is – hope you like it.. or not….




Self taught artist back living in New Zealand after more than a decade of living in Canada. Starting over in more ways than one but always up for the challenge!

4 thoughts on “The softer side of Gordon Ramsay

  1. I, of course, had to Google this man to find out he's a chef… I'm not a food-channel watcher, as you may have guessed…

    Anyway, Sally, I find your art blogs describing your processes and reasoning very interesting. And the finished portrait looks realistic. The craters, as you call them, and the puffy eyes look real to me. Good job, as always.

    I'll refer my chef granddaughter over to this blog. I bet she knows him. 🙂

    Hugs – Betty ❤


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