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Head Construction Sketching Part 2

February 5, 2016

Digital Art

I’ve been doing some more female head construction training. Trying different angles: I like the nose on these ones:

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Head Construction Sketches Part 1

February 3, 2016

Digital Art

I’ve been knuckling down and learning head construction. They say that one of the best ways to really improve at drawing something is to draw 100 of them. Well 11 down, 89 to go!

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Female Face Digital Painting: Yanadia

February 1, 2016

Digital Art

I moved on from sketching to a full digital painting. This has also been an opportunity for me to design another one of my digital comic characters: Yanadia.  She doesn’t feature in the current project but will appear in a future instalment.

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Female Face Sketching Part 3

January 30, 2016

Digital Art

Here are the female faces from the last 2 nights.  I’ve been experimenting with different face shapes.  I like the chin on the last one.

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Female Face Sketching Part 2

January 28, 2016

Digital Art

More female faces tonight. The thing with people’s faces is this:  you make one wrong move and it looks nothing like them!

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Female Face Sketching Practice Part 1

January 27, 2016

Digital Art

Trying to get better at female faces. I’m going to do as many as I can over the next few weeks.

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Painting Practice: Elf Maiden Face With Light Rays

January 24, 2016

Digital Art

I’m switching over to character design practice for a while now (starting off with female faces). In this one I wanted to learn how be a bit more dramatic with lighting, hence the shaft of light on her face. Line sketch: Blocking in colours: Changed my mind about the colours: Adding in more detail and changing the hairstyle: Adding in…

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Flintlock Pistol Digital Painting Part 2

January 19, 2016

Digital Art

OK so now I’ve got a flintlock pistol under my belt (not literally but you know what I mean).  Hopefully that’ll help me do steampunk weaponry for my digital comic project. In case you’re interested, I used this image as a reference:  http://gunsofold.com/images/washington_flintlock.jpg

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Flintlock Pistol Digital Painting Part 1

January 19, 2016

Digital Art

In order to learn how to paint steampunk pistols, I thought I’d start with having a go at a flintlock pistol. Blocking in the wood base colour: Adding a bit of varnish: Blocking in the steel and the brass colours: Adding in the dark steel accents:

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Basalt Island Digital Painting Study Part 4

January 16, 2016

Digital Art

Tonight I’ve finished off this study by doing the water.  Again the Shaddy Safadi tutorials gave me a real boost here. On a separate layer with just the water area selected, I brushed in the water highlights: Then I created a water accents layer and brushed in the accents (darker areas): Using Gimp’s Bristles 01 brush for painting in and…

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Blue Female Face Drawing Sketchbook Journal https://www.zazzle.co.uk/z/a87gwnfa?rf=238950407138878333 via @zazzle

I did this digital portrait drawing in Gimp 2.10 and then added to a pocket sketchbook cover design.
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I've put another of my rabbit sketches onto a personalized mug: https://www.zazzle.co.uk/z/5h0uboe2?rf=238950407138878333 via @zazzle