Tutorial - Portraiture...blending and general techniques
This is what i have learnt along the way about blending of tonal values and digital painting in general.. btw.. I'm no artist (its a hobby) but I hope the tutorial will be useful. Canvas size (width 2000dpi)
PS: the finished work is right at the bottom.
Start off by getting a few reference photos (good sharp ones) of the subject (different angles and lighting). Either sketch in the outlines (for pros only) or trace accurately the oulines (for the rest of us). Use a new layer and pencil at 20pt (mid grey color.. not black not light grey). This will become your topmost layer.
Paste up all the photo references (resized and zoomed if you need to)
I then open up a new layer (the face layer) and start working as shown below.
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