This is Pittsburgh Steeler All-Pro Quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger.This painting is traditional oils on museum-grade Masonite. The finished size is 20″ x 16″.Here is version one. I laid down the base coat for his helmet shell. A lot more detail to come!
This is day two. After his helmet and cage dried, I was able to paint the melted snow droplets on the surfaces. I also roughed in Ben’s face and added the Duke Football.
Day three. Here I roughed in the upper part of his jersey, his long sleeved turtleneck shirt along with his leather gloves.
Day four. I spent the day roughing in the front of Ben’s jersey that is a nylon mesh. I also added the Pittsburgh Steeler and NFL Equipment patches to his jersey.
Day five. Today I added a lot of the creases and folds in his jersey. I also added the faint white dots which shows his white shoulder pads underneath. I painted in his number 7 to his jersey as well.
Day six. I spent the better part of this day painting in all the black mesh holes in Ben’s jersey front.
Day seven. Here, I laid in the background color.
This is the final version. As you can see from the detail, you can probably tell this took many hours to paint in all the flakes of snow.
Here are some close-ups of my final version to show all the detail.
Thanks for riding along. There are many more of my works in progress to come.