Friday, January 27, 2012

I am now calling this 'Headshots Week'

kinda like 'Lakme Fashion Week' or some such. :/ I dont know many.

I could make her pout less, but I won't. :P

Thursday, January 26, 2012


The problem here is the lack of expression. On a brighter note, Mission Keep-final-painting-close-to-original-drawing is successful. :D

And look, better hair! ^_^

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Still experimenting. Also, with this one, I had fun working on the hair. Learned a bit about lighting too, like erasing with low opacity can look like light/shadow work. :D Also learned that with this skin color, shades of blue blend really well (on the skin, I don't mean the shirt).

Still trying to simplify this whole process.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Still coloring

I have been busy, getting used to my new PS CS5. :D After the last two drawings, I am trying to find a coloring method that would work for my drawing style. I still prefer the good old cell-shaded sketches better though.

I have a lot many random headshots in my notes and I'm using them for practice. Here I've used the general textured brushes dry brushes for the cheeks and the darker tones on the neck. To make the process quicker and more sketchy I drew sketch lines but in lighter colors. Tried not to use too much black because I want the focus on the colors. In the end, I added a layer on top of everything, set it on 'Multiply' and with a normal brush on low opacity and semi-flow, I added shadows wherever I thought it was needed. I hope I can improve the method in my next try. ^_^