This digital painting and demo video was recorded live during a long pose workshop @ Concept Design Academy. Approx. 2 1/2 hours from the model. Scroll down to watch the digital painting tutorial videos (playlist).
“Rajiv From Life, 2/13/13″. The final image. Drawn and rendered in Photoshop.
One of the ways I like to stay motivated to practice something for 30 consecutive days. I call it a ‘30-day challenge‘. This last challenge was 30 consecutive days of oil painting, for at least 1 – 2 hours per day. This challenge took a lot of discipline and preparation. Anyone that oil paints, knows how time consuming and tedious the set-up and clean up can be. Of course, it was well worth the effort and a tremendous growth experience. What will your 30-day challenge be?
“30 Days of Oil Painting, 6/20/12 – 7/20/12″, oil on canvas.
A slideshow video of the last portrait painting tutorial. Video has text comments on my thought process and general tips on creating beautiful portrait paintings. Cool soundtrack provided by Japanese DJ Group Nujabes, feat. Fat Jon.
A step by step tutorial demonstrating my process in creating a female portrait in Photoshop. The process is similar to traditional painting in oils and acrylics. I rely heavily on solid art fundamentals, especially head drawing. Since drawing is so important, we’ll explore that first.
STEP 1: “Laying-In” the head
A head ‘lay-in’ is the foundation drawing. It is used to describe and lay-in the basic structure of the subject’s head and the placement of the facial features. An accurate and effective lay-in is critical to the success of the portrait.