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Justin B

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:09 pm
by dustboy76
This is a birthday gift for a relative. I'm please with how the hair came out but not so much the skin tones in the face. Haven't figured a technique on how to better transition the shadows with the flesh tones.

Took around 16 hrs. Thanks for looking! :)



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Re: Justin B

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:20 pm
by canadianmaple09
Looks great! I especially like the way you did the background a bit blurry. Nice to have another CP'er around since Bren and Bravoc-88 rarely check in with new pieces anymore.

For the skin tones, I find that using an intermediary tone between the highlight and the shadow and then shading with it "across the grain" works pretty well. For example, I use a lot of PC297- Light Peach as my base layer for skin tone, and then add darker tones overtop such as PC946- Dark Brown and PC935- Black for the shadows. Then I go over top with PC1019- Rosy Beige, colouring in the opposite direction as my pencil strokes for the first two layers to blend them. Sometimes it takes several layers alternating between the Black, Brown, and Rosy Beige before you find a tone you're happy with. Hope that helps!

Re: Justin B

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:24 pm
by Brendan
Holy Crap !! :shock:

Re: Justin B

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:27 pm
by canadianmaple09

Re: Justin B

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:56 am
by dustboy76
lol. thanks!

i appreciate the tips, maple. makes sense...i usually lay a flesh tone base and go right for the darker tones. i'll try that next time.

Re: Justin B

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:09 am
by Larc-Romeo
Excellent work. :)