Portrait of Al Pacino as Michael Corleone

I have written previously about my love for Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpieces, Godfather I & II, and the impact they had on me as a grandson of Italian immigrants to this nation. I have been working on another portrait from the films a young Al Pacino as the reluctant Don, Michael Corleone.

Detail of portrait of Al Pacino as Michael Corleone

This portrait has a much rougher application of the intaglio technique in homage to J.C. Leyendecker and every other illustrator that has been working to capture his beautiful stylistic touches in his portraiture. I think it fits with the subject matter and that is one of the great things about this technique – it is perpetually fluid. I can adapt the courseness or fineness of the intaglio based on the brushes and scale to the canvas to allow it to impact the illustration. 

This portrait were created using Adobe Illustrator, Corel Painter, and Adobe Photoshop.

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