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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Dear Payne’s Grey… I love you and your un-black blackness.
Eye, Eye, Mouth captain. We have resemblance.
The digital photo called for bright pink, but the palette begged for something richer, something more, how do they say, Brad Pitt.
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.
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.
Deep pink gradients for the hat. It feels so right, yet so, red.
Milk was a bad choice. Milk = pink.
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.
Darkening the secondary. That makes a big beard difference.
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.
And complete… Brad Pitt as Mickey O’Neil.