Lately I’ve been watching some of the old westerns like Laramie and Wagon Train. The plot, the acting, and the creative use of colors and costume design are really good. Not to mention, the guys are really good looking manly men. One in particular that has caught my eye is Robert Fuller. I was looking for something to draw digitally, and I thought he’d be a subject that could keep my interest.
I’m drawing with blue tones on Corel Painter 2015 and I’m using charcoal on rough artists paper. On drawing 3 I like how you can see the texture of the paper on his hat and the stubble on his face. I started by getting my values and basic shapes down with the broad Charcoal and the Soft Charcoal. I’m adding details with the Soft and Hard Charcoal Pencils and a tapered blender.
He kinda reminds me of John Wayne in the first one, and according to my mom he looks like Marshal Matt Dillon.
I think he’s finally starting to look more like the picture. I’ve really struggled with getting his mouth right and his eyes are giving me a little trouble. I also have a tendency to exaggerate features, like making a ruggedly square jaw extra rugged, so I’m just trying to make sure all those things look right.
I’ve been working on it for a few hours and I’m thinking it’s a good time to step away from it for a while. I’ll come back to it later with fresh eyes.
What do you think . . . does he look like Robert Fuller?