The portrait of Walter was done using several photo references. Fortunately, I know the subject and could judge which elements of each photo accurately reflected both his personality and his likeness. In the best photos, however, the subject was wearing the type of eyeglasses that automatically darken in outdoor light. In order to more clearly see his eyes through the lenses, I had to create an overexposed black and white computer print.
Here are some progress shots ...
|Various source photos - note B&W print on left|
|Moving on to the shirt|
|Subtle adjustments and transitions|
|Done and signed|