I will try to start doing some demos in digital drawing and painting. I would like to share some of my knowledge on how to create digitally in my next post, or I will just add a link to it. It will either be on youtube or vimeo.
Don’t usually do fan art because of copyright material but this is a challenge 20 famous images in 2 weeks over on CGcookie. So there should be a new post of images every day for the next week. Today’s post is Gandolf the White from the Lord of the Rings. Most of them are done only in gray scale but this is one of the few that will be done in color.
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.”