Friday, August 19, 2011

My Self Imposed Do-Something-Productive Challenge

I really want to improve my art all around, and thought it might be fun to challenge myself to paint one face each day on photoshop (with a focus on identifying values and realism). So for about five days I took a few hours to paint- turns out once you learn how to use the tools it gets pretty easy!

I've listed them in the order I painted them. Snape isn't quite where I would like to finish him- I'll probably go back and fix him later, but anyway- I think there is an obvious improvement from first to last. I learned it's easier to work with high contrast images, and to use soft brushes for the majority of skin, and hard brushes on fine small details. I also learned that it is much easier to paint using only blank, white, and one midway grey, and mess with their transparencies rather than trying to match every shade.

So yeah, I think I've achieved something here. I'm quite pleased with my progress. : )

1 comment:

  1. These are really good! I love the one of the Star Trek guy. I don't know the names so pardon me, but at least I recognize him. Spock? I don't know but keep up the good work :)