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Rebeccak
09-08-2005, 04:55 AM
This is just a brief Demo I put together showing the various stages taken in a recent digital Master Copy I did of a painting by Odd Nerdrum called 'Woman with Doorknob'. The real painting is gorgeous ~ Odd Nerdrum lives up to his name and frequently depicts odd, though incredible figures in strange landscapes.

Here I am showing my committment to the Anatomy Forum by utterly embarrassing myself and showing you an OLD oil painting sketch I did MANY years ago ~ did I emphasize MANY??? :) Ah, well. In the interest of education, I present you with my old crap. :)

Recently I decided to salvage this horror of an oil sketch and took a photo of it, shined it up in Photoshop, and called it a day. :)

Hope this proves useful. :)

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Odd%20Nerdrum%20Demo%201/OddNerdrum_01.jpg

1. Horrid old oil sketch. I can't believe I didn't trash it. :rolleyes:


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Odd%20Nerdrum%20Demo%201/OddNerdrum_02.jpg

2. Fast forward several years, and I finally decide to salvage the thing with Photoshop. Here, correcting some of the major drawing errors and establishing the darks.


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Odd%20Nerdrum%20Demo%201/OddNerdrum_03.jpg

3. Tweaking and cleaning up the face, while trying to keep the 'painterliness' of the intial oil sketch.

continued...

Rebeccak
09-08-2005, 04:57 AM
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Odd%20Nerdrum%20Demo%201/OddNerdrum_04.jpg

4. Added a 50% opacity layer filled with color (beigeish, probably) and played with the Blending Modes in Photoshop until I found a color climate I liked.


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Odd%20Nerdrum%20Demo%201/OddNerdrum_05.jpg

5. More refining of the facial features, and an attempt to distinguish the background from the face by subduing the contrast between it and her cape.


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Odd%20Nerdrum%20Demo%201/OddNerdrum_06.jpg

6. Bringing out the highlights of her cape and adding small touches to the face.

Rebeccak
09-08-2005, 04:58 AM
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Odd%20Nerdrum%20Demo%201/OddNerdrum_07.jpg

The 'final' image. Well, I guess digital art is never final. :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

MattVogt
09-08-2005, 05:20 AM
Cool
another excellent process here on Cgtalk!

Thanks Rebecca

Rebeccak
09-08-2005, 02:57 PM
MattVogt,

Thanks! :) Glad you liked it. :)

~Rebeccak

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