I got one more month of practice then going to develop a portfolio from a project I decided to do. This is a friend of mine granddaughter. I think I have gotten away from the the plastic look of the images. Adding texture and not so bright whites for the highlights. Here is the original, sketch and finished image.
This took a while to work on still need more practice. To get good at anything need to work on it everyday. I have to take a break working on several commissions. Use of reference for paint my photo, photoshop and wacom tablet. For the hair I created a brush and used a texture brush for her face.
Eyes was a bit enjoyable to do. I sketched it this time in Sketchbook pro then transferred it over to photoshop. I use my own brushes that I created and finished it in Photoshop using my Wacom. Didn’t know that you could change the nibs on the create stylus. After searching for the box for several days finally found the new nibs, oh after I had already ordered new ones from Amazon.
A couple of great sites to learn digital painting
This image I decided not to give it color yet. I really like it in black and white. Waves of Fire i think is because she is a redhead. I used Photoshop and Wacom Tablet.
Sketchbook Pro Digital Painting Essentials: by Gil Robles Book Review 4*/5
I bought the digital book Sketchbook Pro from PACKT for my iPad and laptop. I bought the Sketchbook Pro Digital Painting essentials as a guide and reference to using the software. Gil Robles includes some demos in the book that give a glimpse at how to use the software as a painting tool with excellent images of his work on what you can do with the software. Each of the demos explain how to use specific tools to color a drawing. This book teaches how to use sketchbook pro and touches on how to do digital painting.”
I was thinking I should do a month of practice on digital painting before I start turning out some fantasy images. I still have carpel tunnel and doing digital is very hard on my wrist. This time I created my own brushes one hard and one soft brush, again this was done in photoshop and using the Wacom tablet.
Since this was about blending and I didn’t really want to worry about the features and ears, etc I just threw a scarf on her head. Digital Image done in Photoshop and Wacom bamboo Create tablet. The nib on the stylus wears really fast didn’t think I was pressing that hard. Also added the wireless accessory kit to the tablet.
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Added some color. Need to refine the eyes mouth and nose.
Ok I get really anxious to finish something so here is another work in progress that I am doing. I found this website http://idrawgirls.com/ by Xia Taptara and I looked at his videos last night, couldn’t sleep. Since I like black and white and learning to blend in the gray shades makes sense to me. Learning this way is really easy to transfer the skills over to color, as with acrylics.
Took a couple days to work on this one since doing this is hard on my carpul tunnel. Still have to do the background. This image again is from http://defis-de-peinture.blogspot.com/2013/10/la-petite-fille-sur-la-plage-defi-60-du.html. I am very pleased with this one again using Photoshop to draw and paint using the Wacom create tablet.
Think I found my workflow to do digital. This image was taken from the site in our brushes I usually do acrylic painting on this site, but didn’t participate in this one. Again this was done in Photoshop and with the Wacom Create tablet. Think I am getting the hang of it, now just need to slow down and detail a little more.
This was done without any reference for color. Just wanted to try something without a reference. The image used from a drawspace reference photo. Blending is my enemy right now will have to work on it this week. Watching all the different videos I find that there are so many ways to do one thing. Again on this I used Photoshop CS6 and the Wacom Create tablet.