This painting started as a digital drawing, based on an iPhone photo of a flamenco performance at El Farol, a popular Santa Fe bar & restaurant on Canyon Road.
I used Photoshop to sketch the dancer, and added color to the figure and part of the background, using some of Photoshop's painterly brushes. I then imported the file into Painter and used Painter brushes to finish the image, add color and texture.
|Flamenco Passion at El Farol, 30 x 44.|
|Detail, left side of flamenco dress.|
|iPhone photo and original sketch.|
|Revised sketch, stretched and distorted to add weight, movement, and visual impact.|