Day 3 of 7 - The topic for Illustration Friday this week is "Legendary".
This week I am posting a new "Legendary" themed illustration everyday for all 7 days!
Legend #3 - Al Pacino
I was beyond excited when I was commissioned to illustrate this portrait montage of one of my all time favorite actors, Al Pacino. My client had selected 3 of Pacino's film characters that they wanted used in the montage. They appear as follows...
Top - Tony Montana (Scarface)
Middle - Carlito Brigante (Carlito's Way)
Bottom - Michael Corleone (The Godfather part 3).
I found great reference for Tony and Michael but Carlito was tough to find. In the end I simply took some digital screen captures on my computer from the DVD and used those as reference.
This was a blast to work on and it was really tough to hand over the original when it was all done!
Colored pencil on tinted paper.
By the way, with regards to Michael Corleone, I offered my client the option of using young Michael from part The Godfather part 2 (way cooler in my opinion). However my client wanted to capture the arc going from young Pacino (Tony) to middle age (Carlitio) and finally to old (Michael).
Be sure to stop back tomorrow for another extraordinary legend!
Thanks for playin' along everybody!
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