Hey y’all! I went on a small hiatus, during which I went to Comic Con for all 4 days (had the best SDCC of my life!). Also saw Guardians of the Galaxy. Yes, it’s as awesome as everyone says it is.
I had this sitting in my WIP folder for a couple months now and decided to finish it. I’ll be at Long Beach Comic Con artist alley again this year and maybe I’ll make this a print.
Time to draw a ton of butterflies lol.
Did another photobash + paintover, this time a full body.
First of all, this was REALLY DIFFICULT lol. I had to search for a lot of the photo textures and that took a while…then I needed to figure out how to put everything together which I spent a couple hours on. Overall, I think it took about the same amount of time as if I were to completely paint everything from scratch. The guys at Naughty Dog make it look so easy but then again, they’ve got yeeeeears of experience.
I wanted to make him more detailed but I didn’t want to get too ahead of myself. He’s supposed to be a hip, aviator elf dude (if you haven’t noticed, I’m pretty partial to elves…). Came out more hip, less aviator, which is cool by me. I really enjoy painting faces so I took the time to paint his (any resemblance to Zac Efron is coincidence…no idea why that happened lol) He doesn’t have a name, but I think I’ll call him Xander.
Overall, fun experience, will do more :D
I’ve been watching a lot of Gumroad tutorials recently and tried my hand at photobashing (first time! :D ). The face and the headscarf are a photo texture and I painted in the hair and adjusted the lighting to make it more uniform. I also did a lot of overpainting. Originally, I wanted a colorful scarf but it got really complicated and difficult so left it one color. He’s also an elf but the scarf is covering up the tips of his ears.
I kinda feel like I’m cheating, but apparently this isn’t cheating. Whatever works I suppose!
Portrait of my friend, Chris.
He asked me to draw his MBA graduation portrait last year but I felt I couldn’t do a very good job then so I waited until I had a bit more practice. I get really nervous when I’m asked to draw people I know because I feel pressured to capture their likeness or not accidentally draw them too fat etc… lol. He ended up really loving this and I’m totally relieved /whew. Just hoping now that it prints well and not super dark.
I had a lot of trouble on the 2013 year charm… uh, you can’t tell since I shrunk the image but if he prints it super huge then welp lol