Jesi's Sketchbook of practice, practice, practice...
Thank you for checking out my sketchbook!
This is a project I'll be doing till October 7th for my drawing class in school (Guildhall at SMU). I’m working on my first major ‘practice’ piece in digital painting using Photoshop. The basic rule of the assignment is to paint the picture to a photo real state only using the eye dropper tool to get color picks.
Feel free to leave comments and critiques.
1. Find a Subject (Photo) of a person with a high level of detail in it (I got mine from deviantart.com)
2. Pencils – Define the details, features and proportions of the subject
3. Values – Work up a black/white version of the subject
4. Colors – Work up colors and skin details to high level of realism
We did a pencil sketch to start off with, then progressed into a value 'sketch' (focused on catching light) I made some corrections on features while going through my value sketch, I still have a lot of work to do on getting the values spot on, but this is where I am so far. Thanks!
Second Pass with Color and some details!
Still working on it, this is tough! I'm unsatisfied with my features completely, but they seem okay for now. If I have time I'll go back and polish them.
I'm still having trouble with textures, like skin texture. I think the jawline is off too but I can't quite tell... Any comments would be awesome! Thanks everyone! ^_^
P.S. Reference photo is at the top if you missed it. :)
An update on things in general
Well, I turned in my portrait still probably only at 70% completion to my own standards (not that I really have standards on this sort of thing since it's my first digital portrait hehe). I also posted the "box art" for our Cosmonuts game, really kind of tongue and cheek art that balances out my hyper realistic and some what boring to look at portrait haha. Hopefully over break I'll have some more interesting things up (we have a fall break next week).
Thanks for all your comments :)
and the cover of the Cosmonuts box...
here's the cover, first pass on it, still wondering what to do for the background red image since it's just overlaid over a something else... and I need to make the silhouettes blend better into the bottom area, but asides from that, what do you think about the design? Is there too much going on?