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Painting Process | Brad Pitt as Mickey O’Neil in Snatch

Mickey O Pitt Painting by Borbay

Introducing piece number two in my kick-ass actors in sweet movies I love series: Brad Pitt as Mickey O’Neil, from Guy Ritchie’s Snatch. This still was taken from the scene where Turkish and Tommy the Tit make a bet with Mickey (right about 2:15 in) over hare coursing. Sadly for the boxing promoters, the hare is not proper fucked.

Get your painting process on to the dope beats created by Nelson Downend, Jr. and Ahmed Mahmoud… aka the Ambershift.

Brad Pitt from Snatch Photoshopped

After a snap of the TV Screen, I took the image into my computer and made it look like this. A pallor is important to properly portray pikey.

Brad Pitt From Snatch Painting Process by Borbay

Getting the outline, making the background limey. Get it? Any time there a fedora is present, it becomes a partial self-portrait. Artist as narcissist, can you believe it?

Brad Pitt From Snatch Painting Process by Borbay

Collage in shapes… selecting headlines reflecting Brad Pitt’s character in Snatch — fights, difficult to understand, a man experiencing consequence after action; over and over again.

Brad Pitt From Snatch Painting Process by Borbay

Guy Ritchie directed this fine film, and for this, and this alone, I forgive him for Swept Away. Ah, Swept Away. It’s like a Razzie getting a wedgie from the guy who played Bud on Married With Children.

Brad Pitt From Snatch Painting Process by Borbay

Dear Payne’s Grey… I love you and your un-black blackness.

Brad Pitt From Snatch Painting Process by Borbay

Eye, Eye, Mouth captain. We have resemblance.

Brad Pitt From Snatch Painting Process by Borbay

The digital photo called for bright pink, but the palette begged for something richer, something more, how do they say, Brad Pitt.

Brad Pitt From Snatch Painting Process by Borbay

The lip is made up of boxers from the olden days… can you guess the painting/artist this scene is from? At this resolution, if you do, I will give you $10. For realsies.

Brad Pitt From Snatch Painting Process by Borbay

Get that background going. Some of the collage elements are from Guernica. Now, I realize, you may think putting Snatch and Guernica in the same picture, you are asking for trouble. Dangle that modifier.

Brad Pitt From Snatch Painting Process by Borbay

Deep pink gradients for the hat. It feels so right, yet so, red.

Brad Pitt From Snatch Painting Process by Borbay

Milk was a bad choice. Milk = pink.

Brad Pitt From Snatch Painting Process by Borbay

Green collar. I was watching the South Park episode about Scientology when I painted that collar, so all I can think about is who is in the closet.

Brad Pitt From Snatch Painting Process by Borbay

Darkening the secondary. That makes a big beard difference.

Brad Pitt From Snatch Painting Process by Borbay

Detailing the shirts all around, pulling into the station of completion. It’s funny, I always thought it would look much bigger than it does in real life.

Mickey O Pitt Painting by Borbay

And complete… Brad Pitt as Mickey O’Neil.

Mickey O'Pitt on Square Market

He joins Depp as Hunter S.

Hunter S Depp Painting by Borbay

Up next? Stand by…

 

Comments

  1. ows says:

    Your art is great, but your politics suck donkey’s ads. I bet ya you come from a family of pigs. Not until you’ve been harassed by cops because of not being white and pepper spray by them by exercising their first amendment rights that you’ll be able to understand how corrupt and fascists they are. For someone who is an artist, you should sympathize with the ows’s plight. But, I guess money and fascism matters to you more than expressing one’s freedom of speech.

  2. Borbay says:

    OWS, that’s a pretty strong statement. I actually elaborated on my feelings about the movement, you can hear them here (episode 20): http://www.ldcoleman.com/radio/

    I can surely sympathize with people suffering, both financially and emotionally. There have been some dubious bailouts and many small businesses have suffered.

    If you knew me in person, you likely wouldn’t walk away thinking I was a fascist greed monger, and I would hope my art would lead you to believe I am about freedom of speech.

    All that said, you’re entitled to your opinion, and I wish you the best in your quest for a better life.

  3. Amsterdam says:

    Dude, I’m loving what ur saying on the radio!
    about the painting: The green collar is visually exciting to me, mainly due to the high density. I’d like to see some more unexpected lines on which you can apply your visual style. You’re setting yourself up.

  4. Lora sanders says:

    Wow…it says share your thoughts…not spread the hate. I listened to the show…my thoughts are; you made some valid points…thanks.

  5. Tom Hessel says:

    I love them both (with a slight bias towards Johnny Depp as Hunter Thompson). This looks like the start of another terrific series. I especially like the style, technique, colors…yeah, basically, everything. You never fail to amaze me, my friend… I can’t wait to see what’s next.

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