Colorpicking portrait

Colorpicking portrait - student project

I have been amazed with your process flow of just laying out the colors first and details later and thought that maybe I could I try it, too.

At first, I wasn't sure that it would really work for me because it started out sooo, uh, ugly? I colorpicked what I could from a reference photo.

Colorpicking portrait - image 1 - student project

But your class inspired me and I kept going just to see if I can somehow salvage her look. After adding the darkest shade of her hair and refining her lips, she somehow resembled a human. Lol.

Colorpicking portrait - image 2 - student project

 

Honestly, the result of this exercise was something I could never have imagined. 

I have no talent at blending at the moment so I decided to just smudge her face using your smudge brush to smooth it out. I think it looked a bit too smooth though. I wonder what I could do to just blend it right? Since you blend with the smudge button, too.  

Colorpicking portrait - image 3 - student project

Anyway, awesome class! My biggest takeaway from it is that every photo/reference is really just colors on top of each other. (I'm only saying colors because I'm pretty much a noob in the value, hue, saturation department.)

Oh wait, I just realized that it's supposed to be just a sketch, so there's probably more I could do to improve this in your other classes. :D