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….