The Journeyman Returns


The Tuareg Tribesman journeyed back into the studio for some changes.  


At first, I had painted him exactly as the photograph depicted him, holding a cigarette in his hand.  Here's what the acrylic painting looked like before... 



However, the hand holding the cigarette didn't look right (is he giving us the middle finger?!).  So I blacked out his hand.


It was so challenging matching the skin tone colors the way they were before.


 I modeled my own hand for reference.


It was challenging matching the background as well.  But as it turns out, the sky came out better than the original, with a little more boldness to make the tribesman really pop.   


The painting is complete and will be made into limited edition prints next week.

Thanks for visiting the studio!

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Here's a link to the story of the original Tuareg painting...



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Comments

chris cozen said…
You did a fabulous job with your corrections! I think it is better than before. You are so right about the sky!
Phoenix Peacock said…
its so hard to go back into a painting. and this was really well worth it. the final image is wonderful and much improved!
Wow..magnificent Carrie...i loved this piece before..and love it even more now..brilliant work..shine on..gorgeous and powerful!Always a delight coming into your realm..beautiful!
victoria
Sunshineshelle said…
Wonderful & yes without the ciggie better & seeing that original photo behind makes me realise how huge an improvement the painting is over what inspired it - well done :)
EVA said…
A great change!!

As a non-smoker, smoking in a painting is a distraction and would deter me from looking at it for any length of time. But now he looks so strong and noble!
Heather said…
I liked it either way! Beautiful! You are really talented!
Shah Wharton said…
Wow - truly amazing creations you have here - I just had a really pleasant time looking around.

Love it if you would link up at my creative weekend blog hop between friday and sunday every week. Heres the link for this weeks - http://wordsinsync.blogspot.com/2011/07/weekend-creation-blog-hop-guest-post-by_29.html

Hop along if your fancy it.
art2cee2 said…
I love this painting...and I agree it looks much better without the cigarette! :-)
Gorgeous work as always, and thanks for sharing the process- I found it fascinating!
Happy PPF (a day late ;))
Stephanie
SHERI C said…
Yes! Much better without the ciggie! LOL. HAPPY PPF!
Joni Nickrent said…
I really like the changes you made to the painting and think you did an awesome job blending everything together! Beautifl painting! POP ART MINIS
Julie said…
wow this is amazing, so powerful.
Annabelle said…
What an interesting piece. Very powerful indeed.
As usual you prove to be one fine artist!

Annabelle
Dawn said…
I totally agree with the change and your a really wonderful artist this is a very good painting and to alter it and get the colours again is wonderful woo hoo to you Dxx
Geckostone said…
Wow, I like it much better without the cigarette too! And you are so brave and talented to be able to make a really great new hand!!! I have so much trouble with hands!!!Deb
Her Speak said…
Holy cats, where have you been hiding?! Your work is incredible, you can see the love in it. :)

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