Old Gods Die Hard, portrait of Lemmy Kilmister

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Old Gods Die Hard © 2015 Todd Bane

This portrait was done for the Motorhead 40th Anniversary show held in Oklahoma City. This is the second time I have painted Lemmy, and the differences in the two painting shows how much my style has evolved over the years.

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Old Gods Die Hard sketch © 2015 Todd Bane

This is the birth pains of the portrait. I love the pose. Elegant and tough while showing confidence.

It is a rough look because he has a rough look. He still has the swagger but not so exaggerated. He still has the glimmer in his eye, just not as bright. He’s an old god.

 

 

 

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Old Gods Die Hard Shadows and Highlights © 2015 Todd Bane

 

 

 

 

The shadow his hat casts on his face gives a haunting appearance. The contrast between light and shadow is exaggerated for maximum contrast.

 

 

 

 

 

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Old Gods Die Hard Color © 2015 Todd Bane

 

 

The color palette was kept to a bare minimum, as I was going for a washed out look.

 

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Old Gods Die Hard © 2015 Todd Bane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The finished piece show both weariness and vitality.

Even though he is old and slightly worn, Mr. Kilmister still has life and power inside him.

 

 

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