Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Passion of Flamenco at El Farol

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.

More detail.

iPhone photo and original sketch.

Revised sketch, stretched and distorted to add weight, movement, and visual impact.