Created June 2013. Digital art in PhotoShop.
Hot on the heals of my completed "Star Trek Into Darkness" portrait series... I decided to do a few of the original series characters.
I was playing with a "black velvet" feel on the "Into Darkness" series (see my gallery) because the film had a darker feel... but I didn't think that would work for the original series. It had a much lighter tone and was more colorful. I am still working in greytones/monotone and usign color overlays, but I am using a 50% grey instead of the black and allowing the painting to have more light in the face.
Portrait of the actor Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock