Acrylic on Canvas
I painted this portrait of Tom Waits from a black and white reference photo using just the value information. The skin tones were left over from my John Taylor portrait, and I created some new mixes for the more colorful skin tones. The face colors were desaturated by mixing 1 part color and slightly less than 1 part neutral grey. I used a large and medium flat brush for most of the painting. This one took about 8 hours.
A short video showing the different stages of the portrait: