Friday, December 31, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Step 17 - In Photoshop CS3, using a Wacom Intuos Graphics Tablet - using the orange background as an "imprimatura" - my midtone/middle value -I lay in my initial color over the top of it - this helps unify/harmonize all the colors and does half the coloring for me. I use a big (200) random texture brush set between 40-60 % Normal to lay in this initial color with. I wanted this to look like a sketch on paper, so the texture brush gave it this feel. So a little bit of color over all the figure - extremely quick initial lay in - 5 minutes.
Step 18 - Now, switching over to the Pencil Tool at about 70% Normal, I start adding darker values (and red's) and lighter values (and yellows) to Coraline's flesh. Some of the darks are simply showing volume (rounding of the form) and some like the dark by her collar and her chest are cast shadows.
Step 19 - Still with the Pencil Tool at 80% Normal, I start adding more Light values (yellows) to Coralines dress and just adding some dark values ( reds) as well. I also lay in some color on the flowers in her hair, some light values to her hair and detail to her eyes and lips and necklace.
Step 20 - Continued pushing the light white areas (with the Pencil Tool between 80-90% Normal) to really make Coraline pop/emerge from the paper background - notably on the areas of her dress closest to the light source (which is basically the reader/us) and a couple of hot whites on left chest, her forehead, tip of nose, and bottom lip.
Also, use some reflective light/rim lighting on the right side of her hair for volume.
Still haven't touched the chair or the scarf since Step 17.
Until next time-
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Just about done with the drawing stage! Really polishing and cleaning up from here on out - very slight stuff but since I have scans of it, I'll try to show a little more of my process!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
On to Stage 2 of the drawing.