It is good to get back to painting for myself, after a long period of commissions over the Christmas period.
I was looking through some old You Tube videos of a young Elvis Presley in action. I knew the exact pose I wanted and I also could visualise how it was going to look. I wanted lots of movement and energy in the painting, so I opted for Indian ink and my trusty painting tool, the plastic fork with one tine.
Using the fork as a painting tool allows me to be very sketchy and loose. I added two shades of blue watercolour for his denims and a little red and yellow ochre for the skin tones. The whole painting took around three minutes to complete. Freeze framing the video gave me the exact pose that I was looking for. Perfectly balanced, he wound up to a big finish for his song.
The film was Called Loving You. His second movie. Hope you like my interpretation.