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Bronlynn Thurman

Illustrator. Photographer. Cartoonist. Writer.



Captain Englewood

This is my process for my character, Captain Englewood. It took me about 2.5 hours following the instructor's steps.

I started off by sketching a rough outline on my Wacom tablet. 

Next, I started inking the piece using thick black lines.

I used the quick mask process that the instructor show us how to use and filled the man's face in with a dark purple. I did this instead of the greener tone because I knew that my character would be a black male. Building the skin tones for black people is a lot different than those of fairer complexions. 

I did stick with the bright orange color for working on my values.

After I was happy with my value layer I changed it to a color that fit more of what I was going for. In this case a dark brown that was quite saturated (-54 or so on the saturation scale).

Finally, I added a skintone layer that had a lot of crimson in it and a dark brown. I also added a few layers above my value layer for things like highlights and his ear piece. I went over it a lot until I felt like it was where I wanted it to be.

Below is the final project.

Let me know what you guys think.


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