Leaving the Canvas: Digital Portrait Painting

Shaquille Robinson, Illustrator, Cartoonist

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7 Lessons (46m)
    • 1. Intro

      1:14
    • 2. Streamlining Your Process

      7:05
    • 3. Sketching and Flatting

      8:57
    • 4. Roughing Everything Out

      8:52
    • 5. Blending and Polish

      13:32
    • 6. Final Details

      5:02
    • 7. Outro

      1:25

Project Description

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment is to create your own portrait painting (digitally) from start to finish. Feel free to use any reference that you like and inspires you. Although I'm showing you my own processes and techniques, feel free to get creative and branch off.

Don't have Photoshop on your computer? You can download the free trial at http://www.photoshop.com/products

If you have an alternate program that you're more accustomed to, you can also use that (Manga Studio, Paint Tool Sai, etc.)

DELIVERABLE

Share your final painting with the class. Also, feel free to upload your steps, or ask questions along the way.

RESOURCES

References

Brushes

Drawing the Face

So there's a lot of resources and tips out there for learning how to draw the head/face. The main thing that comes to mind, and what a lot of tutorials are based on, is Andrew Loomis; "Drawing the Head and Hands". I'm not sure if that's still for sale anywhere, but you might be able to find a PDF ;) 

- I'll post more stuff here if/when I find it. Never stop creating!

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