A self portrait for the Animators’ Sketchbook.
Posts Tagged ‘girl’
Pretty girl.. pretty quick sketch. Just cuz.
I took another stab at digital skin. I don’t think it turned out as well as my first attempt, which could mean that the the first effort was dumb luck, that I need more practice, or both. Anyway, I think I’ll try a red one next and then try to refine and develop them as a set.
My friend, Julie posted a link to advice on painting digital skin from one of the best and most well known illustrators today, Serge Birault. It inspired me to practice my own digital skin painting technique.
While I read Serge’s advice, I only followed part of it, since I really think I just need to practice before I start implementing specific suggestions. However, I did try to use more blue and green- I actually started with a solid green layer on the face. Also, while I didn’t use his suggested ‘dry brush’ for texture (I only used one brush throughout the sketch), I did make an effort to make smaller strokes to develop a more refined pattern with more color variation than I normally go for. I think I will implement more of his techniques next time.
Critique and suggestions are welcome!
This is, of course, a work in progress like all of them. She’s in a green dress, like this one but, you know, different, and the original idea came from the Nick Cave (with Kylie Minogue) song, Where the Wild Roses Grow. This what Eliza looked like in my head, even though she doesn’t look like Kylie Minogue or like a red head who looks like a rose. I guess I was just thinking of red lips.
Anyway, that’s just where the sketch started. I suppose it’s free to end somewhere else. Below, there is a closeup of the current WIP face and below that is the original colored pencil sketch which I thought was good at the time that I drew it, but is now a bit scary. That’s all for today. Thanks for dropping by.