Thank you . . . I did this image a while ago and wish I had known more about digital art when I had created it. Zooming in is a digital artists worst enemy . . . that is the biggest lesson I learned on this one.
Thanks . . . I've learned this technique recently that works great. I did this same technique on my comic art too . . . don't know why I didn't think of using it in my more realistic art.
Would you like to see the next portrait I am working on? I am itching to show it, but I still have a bunch of detail work on clothing, hair, and jewelry that I need to finish up before I can post it in my featured gallery.
I always post the Works in Progress in my scrapbook so that the people I am painting can take a look at the progress I am making as I complete their portraits.
To let you know about the process . . . I paint a black and white version first and then turn that layer to a multiply blending mode and paint the color under the black and white. I finish by painting colored layers on top of the other layers.
The character is real cute and nice detail...Must have taken a while! You obviously have a good handle on light and shadows. Only one thing looks a little off to me though and that is how his neck connects to his body...there seems to be a bit of a disconnect there which makes them appear to be almost in two different planes..I hope that made sense????? I would maybe suggest just a simple textured coloured background with some gritty brushes to define a source of light and explain the nice highlights on him?
I agree. I need to finish this out with a background too. Something that would explain the highlights and shadows. I actually don't ever paint with a white background. I always have something colored on a layer below so I don't go too light with it.
Cool. Yeah the white is a little jarring, but for a character concept it's probably fine really. I think it would look better with colour for sure, though. Good tip about the bg, I never use white either; it's way too scary, all that harsh white space, like it's taunting me to attempt to fill it up with something that will turn out to be rubbish