One of my fave characters from the movies is William Cutting a.k.a. "Bill the Butcher". Daniel Day-Lewis' portrayal of the villain from Gangs of New York is nothing short of AWESOME! He made the movie for me, as would any good actor in a major motion picture. In short, I picked him to paint because his character is so effin' well known, and a challenge. To capture a familiar face and get his personalty in an illustration.
I have only gotten to the initial "smoothing" phase of the coloring, still some passes to go but I like the start :) ....to be continued.
I smoothed out the rough colors from the one I previously uploaded and added some textures to the characters clothing (shirt, vest, and tie) so far so good....next is to go over and smooth it even more in PS and add highlights and all that jazz...in other words so far so good.
After spending a couple more days on this one, I think I finally came to a point where I' m happy with it. One thing I feel like I missed was the characters hair, it still feels somewhat flat and I worked it a couple of times over but nonetheless this one really Im content with. See for yourself.