After finishing my painting, Woman with Umbrella, I decided that I definitely need to improve on faces, so I'm following dali's step-by-step tutorial on portraits using a photo of Jensen Ackles. I still haven't taken the time to learn the stencils (a little too technical for me at the moment) so I skipped those steps. Just learning how to make my eyes more realistic is worth the effort.
Yes, this is traced. When I was a child learning to draw, I started out by tracing. Now, as an adult learning how to paint, I do so again. Every new technique I learn will make my own paintings that much better. And that's all I want to do - improve.
I chose colors from the photo, but I think his face is WAY too orange. And his hair... ugh. Oh, well. Live and learn.
Excellent job yellow! I must say I see a definite improvement from Women with Umbrella. It's awesome to see how people grow artistically on here... Keep painting, your among friends and we are all learning and developing!
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Thank you, Sketchism71. Dali's tutorial is excellent. I'll be sure to use the techniques and tricks I've learned from her in my next portrait.
I share Sketchism's sentimets - a terrific leap forward. This is taking shape nicely. Pretty impressive Yellowhorde
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Thanks, byroncallas. Digital painting is just a hobby for me much the way writing is. But, as with writing, I still want to improve even if I never plan to make a living with it. Someday I'll look back at my early paintings and cringe. That's when I'll know I've gotten better. haha
I think I'm falling in love with the airbrush...
I've been working on this when I get a chance and it's coming along nicely. Before reading Dali's tutorial, I never used the airbrush... Now I can see the possibilities.
Nice work on this thus far...the expression, the relaxed pose, the shirt's folds and shadows all look natural to me. Keep up the good work.