A Portrait fit for a Tyrant

StageWorks Toronto asked me if I could produce a large portrait of one of their actors for use as a prop in their upcoming production of Urinetown. The portrait is meant to depict Caldwell B. Cladwell, the CEO of Urine Good Company, who rules the city with an iron fist. I did one better than providing a portrait; I applied some photoshoppery to produce something that looked a lot closer to a wacky painting.

Step 1: The Photo


Step 2: Crop & Colour


Step 3: The Effects

Step 4: On set