The work shown in this project was made as a gift for my younger Brother on his Birthday, and was painted using both Watercolour and Acrylic paint.
In August last year (roughly) my Brother came to me with a picture of Boba Fett, the Bounty Hunter from the original Star Wars Films (for those who don't know who this guy is, watch the films, you are missing out!) and asked if I could do a painting of him so that he could keep it in his room. I agreed to this as I have never done a painting of him before and thought as he is quite colourful and a favourite of my own, that it would be a really fun project. plus the 'shortage' of battle damage on his armour meant that I could be quite loose with the paint. I had also promised on a different occasion to do a painting of a dragon for my Brother which, sadly i still have not finished. As such I saw this as the perfect opportunity to make amends on my part.
I started work on it a couple of weeks after my Brother came to me and made sure that he did not know that I had done so. At the time I was fairly busy working on other things, and it was quite steady to begin with, but was enjoyable as I had to give the impression that I had not even put pencil to paper in order to keep my Brother out of the loop. It turns out that I am quite a good liar, actor, ninja and or stealth operative as he was none the wiser of these goings on all the way up till December the 27th on his birthday! = SURPRISE WELL WORTH IT!
I had taken photographs of the painting from start to finish but unfortunately lost a whole bunch of pictures from the very early stages, the most frustrating of which being pictures of the helmet as it progressed. This being the anchor point on which Boba's character is formed was REALLY annoying, words can't describe how miffed I was when I lost them. However the stages shown below were amongst those I was able to salvage and luckily they do form some sensible order of the final stages within the painting.
I apologise for the quality of lighting consistency in the photographs, as some were taken in good light others were a tad dark, and in some cases I just couldn't get the camera to do what I wanted. But I will try to get some scans up soon so that you can get a better idea of the colouring and brushwork.
I can say that it is a relief to finally upload this project after all these months, I hope you approve.
Many Happy Returns Rob!