Digital painting of Bryan Cranston as Walter White aka Heisenberg in Breaking Bad. 100% painted. No photomanipulation or use of photographic material (only as a general reference ofcourse). Worktime somewhere between 10 and 15 hours.
Done in Photoshop with a Wacom Bamboo.
Full view: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Say-my-name/9928009
8 months ago
Super sick! What is the background?
@Allison House! Some sort of bizarro drug/nightmare world. I wanted to have a look similar to breaking bad'a famous title screen, but also have it look like the painting is frozen in time. Like Walt has some kind of deep thought in a rush of frightening events.
Edit: or do you mean the background in creating this painting? :D Just pure hobbyism in my vacation. :P
I meant the background of the painting! I love your idea. I found the full size on your Facebook page and it's incredible. Great work! Do you plan to keep evolving your style toward photorealism?
@Allison House! At the moment yes. But on a long term I would like to come up with a style that goes towards photorealism but at the same time has a significant painterly feel to it. Because as challenging as photorealism is, what is the point of having a painting where as well you just could have a photo.
Anyone ever see Faces of Meth? Ever root for the people that do that to them?
@Chris Ham This is so awesome, so real! Great work! (y)
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@Charles Godewyn Breaking Bad is fiction. It's fiction like Hanibal Lector is fiction. It's fiction like Dexter is fiction. It's fiction like Darth Vader is fiction. Breaking Bad is not about rooting for a drug maker or a criminal. It's about seeing what terrifying and cruel circumstances could take one to. It's about making bad decision for the right cause. And making right decision for a bad cause. It's about guilt and survival. It's life! If one limitates Breaking Bad to just unrightfully "rooting for" a meth cook, then one has not watched it and thought about it's full FICTIOUS scope. Life ain't black and white.
@Chris Ham Great explanation of how/why we are able to root for this fictional character that brings so much pain to everyone that he is in contact with. @Charles Godewyn check out Brett Martin's 'Difficult Men'—it does a great job shedding light on why we root for these horrible people in each of golden-age-of-TV's shows.
As for the quality of the work, it is outstanding. I thought it was a photograph and wasn't sure why everyone was excited at first.
@Chris Ham I know, I saw the show. It's very thought provoking, however it doesn't change the fact that those who cook and sell meth are evil people. If there is any question in anyone's mind about that, they need only cut out the relativistic nonsense and look at what it does to those who use it.
Well, I think there can certainly still be a point to photorealistic painting—take the extraordinary work of Chuck Close, for example, one of the best known in the genre. There's something mesmerizing and uncanny about that which is almost real but not quite real, and I think painting at that level of detail can be its own form of meditation. Anyway, looking forward to more from you! And Aug 11!!!
Hey there - we included your shot in this week's Weekly Replay. Thanks for posting! http://blog.dribbble.com/post/57821445851/weekly-replay
7 months ago
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