altocello: (complicated colin)
It's been a while since I did a portrait of Colin.

Title: Nathan Appleby in Palette 37
Character: Nathan Appleby from BBC's "The Living and the Dead"
Rating: G
Medium: Digital Painting

@LaTishaMorganLC (RedsFieryDreams) approached me on Twitter a couple of weeks ago, and asked if I'd consider doing a portrait of one of Colin Morgan's recent characters in a style similar to the Outlander portrait series I've been working on. It just so happened that I'd started watching "The Living and the Dead" and had my eye on a promo of Nathan Appleby that I wanted to take a stab at rendering.

I decided against my usual super realistic style; I need to stretch myself a little more. To push the boat out even further I opted to limit my palette to 5 6 colors. So, off I went to find a copy of the Tumblr Palette challenge, armed with my reference and my digital drawing tablet. Here is what I ended up with. I hope you all enjoy it!

Made using GIMP on a Mac, with brush "acrylic 02"

Disclaimer: This is a non-profit fanwork; no harm intended, no money made.

Huge thanks to the usual beta and cheerleading crew: [livejournal.com profile] amphigoury, [livejournal.com profile] alby_mangroves, [livejournal.com profile] jelazakazone, [livejournal.com profile] rocknvaughn, [livejournal.com profile] gwyntastic; you guys do so much to make it happen! <3

{ETA: I goofed, it was 6 colors. In my defense I didn’t use that aqua color anywhere except the background, b/c frankly I forgot it was in the palette by the time I got to painting Nathan, lol}



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