Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha

One of the assignments in my Illustration Media class was to do a portrait of an old movie star or musician.  My teacher is a big believer in research, and that sometimes people rely too much on the internet, so we also had to find the reference from a book.  I ended up looking in a book of Orson Welles' movie collection and found a really great photo of Fransisco Reiguera as Don Quixote.

Oil rub; full value pencil rendering, spray fixed, with oil paint rubbed over it, then Prisma colored pencils over that.
I am I, Don Quixote, 
The Lord of la Mancha, 
My destiny calls and I go, 
And the wild winds of fortune 
Will carry me onward, 
Oh whithersoever they blow! 

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