Digi paints of people: a thousand times easier to pull off than digi paints of animals XD
Since I was doing something similar to this (with the same pic) in my Digital Graphic Design class, I decided to do this when I was home. I've had this done for a few days now, but I've been swamped with schoolwork so I haven't had time to post it. I'll be posting the other work I did with this in my class later this week.
Why did I use Lane Frost for the project? Well, Lane was a friend of my mom and dad. Basically, a friend of the family ^^ I never met him though. He died in '89 after he rode the bull named "Bad Medicine" (which is the bull that killed him, mind you). Which is 6 years before I was born and 3 years before my brother Dillon was born. So neither of us got to know him. My dad used to hang around Lane, Tuff (Hedeman), and Cody (Lambert) and several other cowboys (including Clay O' Brian Cooper and Allen Bach) all the time when he and Lane were alive. After him and Dad died, everyone just basically split up and we haven't heard from any of them since.
Real shame, idn't it? It's like they only had Lane and Dad in common with us and once that's gone, me and my family are forgotten like dust in the wind......
Another reason I chose Lane was because he's a bit of an inspiration to me
I don't go bull riding but, like Lane did, I'm following my dreams. Don't get me wrong, I fancy the idea of going to see rodeo's every once in a while (when I have the chance). I've only seen a recording from the rodeo in '86 that I have on tape so far and the championship rodeo from earlier this month, but I'm workin' on gettin' myself to a live rodeo sooner or later
One thing I want to be able to do one day, is get in touch with everyone else again. I can't really explain why, I just have for the past couple years. No luck yet, but hopefully one day luck will come my way.
Lane certainly left a legacy that I'll not soon forget, that's for sure.
Also, if you have seen the movie "8 Seconds", this is not, I repeat: NOT the actor! This is the real Lane Frost. Freaky resemblance right? XD
EDIT: I did NOT photo-manip this! I digi-painted it from scratch, and it was a real pain in the rear! I just don't do super detailed stuff all the time in digital work cuz I either don't have the time or am just to lazy to work that hard some days. Same goes for the other realistic digi work I have that has this posted in the descriptions!
Just thought I'd make that clear... Bu
time: few days
tools: smudge, paintbrush, color sampler, dodge, burn