"Mohammad-Reza Shah Pahlavi," Digital Painting, 2010
More tablet practice. I wanted to step up the difficulty this time with some details and a specific likeness to recreate. The subject is the former Shah of Iran, which I chose for a very early Norooz gift for my father-in-law. The first layer in Photoshop was all lines, then I made a smudge tool pass, then came a light layer of tighter lines. It's still too blurry for my taste, but I didn't want to dwell on it too long. I signed my name in Farsi along the bottom (while I remember how).