Starting a custom painting of Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley

I’m not sure why but I got a feeling and desire to paint on a big canvas Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley playing together. At first I wanted to do them both older playing in a big arena. As time went on my idea of how I wanted to do it changed. It felt as if the idea came to me, it was alive and was expanding. The first thing I did is I started looking at pictures of them to see how I want them to look. Then when I saw younger Frank Sinatra playing the piano with a cigarette in his mouth and I knew instantly I had to paint that. Then I picked a picture of an older Elvis in his jumpsuit. I didn’t feel wow but it was the best one I liked so far.

So the canvas is 5 feet by 4 feet. I wanted it to look realistic so it took careful measurement to see where I needed the top of Elvis to start and where the top of Frank Sinatra would be. I also have to center them because I knew I needed room for the piano and I wanted Elvis to play a guitar. After I figured that all out I lightly marked my boxes to where they each will go. Then I started with Frank Sinatra’s face. Here are some pictures of the beginning of the painting.

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