Kenny B.

Lifelong Learner

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Robin Williams Caricature

Hello Hardy and fellow students!

For the class project I'm painting a sketch I made of my favorite comedian, Robin Williams.

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I'm having a bit of trouble getting results similar to the one achieved in the lecture and any feedback would be greatly appreciated! I'm using Manga Studio 5 instead of Photoshop, but these apps function roughly the same.

First, I use a dark green color for the silhouette layer, similar to the lecture.

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For the values layer, instead of using a bright orange color, I sampled a skin color from another image. I also used a custom acrylic brush and the "tapping" technique to get uneven tones. (now that I'm reviewing this, I think my values have weak contrast.)

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I used a maroon color for the layer below the values layer. This is what the underpainting looks like when the values layer is hidden.

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And this is what it looks like when the values layer is visible.

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I combined the three layers (silhouette, values, underpainting). Then I continued to paint, sampling colors as necessary, until I was ok with the result.

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Next, I used a smudge tool to soften a few areas.

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Finally, I applied a curve adjustment to make the shadows darker and the highlights lighter.

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This is still a work-in-progress. I feel there's a lot of room for improvement and I'd be very grateful to learn what I can improve on. Thank you very much!

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