“Dead Man’s Hand”
Commissioned portrait based on James Bond 007
110 x 140 cm
oil and newsprint on canvas
Original sketch for the commission. Took a while to arrange all the characters.
Started off with laying out the newsprint girls, onto the portraits ..Daniel Craig
I like to paint all the portraits first
Blofeld with his companion, Daniel with martini. The hardest part of this painting I found was getting all the dimensions right such as hand sizes etc
Filling in the gaps, clothing
Finished most of the detail such as poker chips, cards, martini glasses and guns… onto the background.
Background and foreground completed…
Almost there, poker table cloth with Casino Royale logo to go, some small other details such as Queens crown motif on the back of playing cards and Union Jake cufflinks on Daniel Craigs shirt.
Really enjoyed this commission, very challenging and took longer than I anticipated, but well worth it!!
Some detail pics…
Ernst Stavro Blofeld / Donald Pleasence with his companion
Daniel Craig / James Bond
Roger Moore / James Bond
Sean Connery / James Bond
Pierce Brosnan / James Bond
Judi Dench / M
Desmond Llewelyn / Q
“Dead man’s hand”