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Old 12-09-2007, 03:21 AM   #1
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Default Speedpainting a face.

Not so much a tutorial, but shows a quick paint process. Usually I dislike digital painting, but ever since I took a real oil painting class, I've begun to like it a bit more, since colors come more naturally and brush strokes become an important technique. I posted the entire screencap so that you guys can see my work flow because of the time on the bottom.


I always start with a colored background. it helps gauge color better.



The brush is big, I start with general blocking in of colors. Keep in mind the that middle third of the face will usually ALWAYS have more red in it, for light to midtone people.



Usually you should plan out a lightsource, but instead of strong lighting that i had in the man speedpaint, I chose a softer one, to go with the subject more. Here I also repositioned her face, this si the stage where I make most of the decisions regarding the design of the face. I mean this one is pretty generic, but you can see I softenedthe brow ridge from the previous one etc.



More color tweaks and moving onto slightly smaller brushes. Here you really want to pay attention to edge control. Cast shadow = hard edge, form shadow = soft edge. Not so evident in this picture, but something to keep in mind.



Final touches, highlights.
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Old 12-09-2007, 03:52 AM   #2
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Really nice Jigokuen. Just what I was waiting for
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Old 12-09-2007, 06:16 AM   #3
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thankyee but i doubt i'd be able to do that in 10 minutes
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Old 12-10-2007, 04:47 PM   #4
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Nice colors, you can spot your palette a mile away. You might want to consider adding a light layer of white for the oils of the skin, its so subtle yet I think it adds a lot.
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:22 PM   #5
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Wow. It's really great how many of your brush strokes kind of look blurred and establish the shape, but there are also really subtle highlights and small strokes it seems that really sharpen up your painting.
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:25 PM   #6
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I see it's not just me who fires up photoshop in the middle of the night ^^
Thanks for showing.
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:31 AM   #7
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sweet jesus, Jigz does it again =]
I do agree with Shou though, it adds that sheen look without doing too much.
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Old 01-19-2008, 01:45 PM   #8
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how do you pick the skin colors?
i have a problem when it comes to that kind of stuff.
or do you just need to develop an eye for it?
god, that would suck for me >.<
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:56 PM   #9
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if you're doing it at 100% opacity, how do you blend the colors? I got Photoshop yesterday and I'm putting down the opacity.
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:56 AM   #10
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if you're doing it at 100% opacity, how do you blend the colors? I got Photoshop yesterday and I'm putting down the opacity.
Probably with pen pressure and maybe the colour picker to get a smoother blend. I'm guessing though. That's how I do it.
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would you be at all able to repost the pics back up for this tutorial? They have been deleted by photobucket and I really want to see them.
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