View Full Version : Portrait

02 February 2006, 01:42 AM
First post here and very new to handling this type of thing digitally. I would love some tips. Here is my current WIP.

Portrait (

Any help you can provide for a newbie digital artist hopeful would be greatly appreciated.

02 February 2006, 02:38 AM
You're doing this with a mouse aren't you? looks like it since you placed so many vectors instead of freehand lines.

I think easthetically it's great, just to early in to make a difference I guess.

02 February 2006, 06:15 AM
Yeah. I started it with a mouse to lay in the basic blocks.

WIP 2 (

This is as far as I am going tonight.

Doing this on the computer is just hard to get used to, then again, I imagine everyone feels that way in the beginning.

I'm basically looking for tips on the shading techniques. I've been using a crosshatch and then blending it. Not sure if that's the way I should be going at it or not.

02 February 2006, 12:51 PM
WIP 3 (

A little too big, so had to move it to flickr.

02 February 2006, 02:17 PM
It's coming along very nicely! :beer:

02 February 2006, 06:40 AM
Thanks. Some of the talent here is just absolutely remarkable and to even have them look at my work is appreciated.

WIP 4 (

I added a little more shading and started blocking in the neck. Tried to bring a little more life to the eye.

03 March 2006, 10:26 AM
Latest update. Running out of ideas on it now. May move to coloring it.

WIP 5 (

I think I learned quite a bit about the digital painting process during its development.

CGTalk Moderation
03 March 2006, 10:26 AM
This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.