Sam Colt

I did a portrait of Samuel Colt for one of my Hartford Art School classes (taught by Nancy Stahl and Jean Tuttle). First, I made a sketch using a couple of references and then reduced the distortion in Photoshop. I blocked in the color using Illustrator and combined it with the sketch in Painter to introduce some painterly textures. After messing around with that for a while (my Painter technique is tentative and clumsy), I posterized the image in Photoshop, about two dozen variations. Samcoltweb2

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