Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mr. Grint


This took a long time. I've left out his scruff because facial hair is a pain, and I'm convinced that he would have turned out looking creepy in the portrait if I had included it.

This was mostly fun, until I just wanted it finished. Good first (finished) try at digital painting though in my opinion. first attempts at colors, clothing, and more importantly HAIR. which took a long time. and of which I'm proud of even though it doesn't look particularly ginger. I also like how his shirt turned out...

The photo which I used as a reference for this is floating somewhere around the internet. Don't have a link, sorry.

I haven't seen HP7 part one yet. gah.


Sunday, December 19, 2010


Hair is a funny thing.

What you see isn't really what you get when it comes to photographs. Or at least in this case it isn't. I use the eyedropper tool to get the hues I use on my drawing, and I've realized that you never get the colors that you think you'll get.

This guy is ginger. for sure. 100%
The only colors I pick up with my eyedropper are shades of blonde and brown. So I've been compensating for it by overlaying thin layers of orange hues in some areas.

This is the first time I've actually tried painting hair in Corel Painter. It's not as bad as I had expected it to be, but I'm still far from done. He's not looking too shabby though, so I haven't gotten frustrated yet haha. This has actually been a fantastic way for me to figure out my preferred approach to painting hair.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

2010 summary

2010 summary.

months are repeated because I'm lame and don't draw enough to legitly fill up a true year-long summary.

December is my current WIP.
hopefully you can tell who it is by now?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

? update

I hate pupils irises. They are little demon circles of hell.
In other aspects, however, mystery man is coming along quite nicely I think. Maybe I'll release a second screenshot/clue this weekend

Friday, December 3, 2010

? wip 1

I am not ashamed that I spend my Friday night playing my Chopin, painting celebrities, catching up on my favorite shows, and listening to indie music.
and I never will be.

but Misfits, omg. I love this show. plus they used "Spanish Sahara" by Foals in the background of one of the scenes! if only my internet wasn't so laggy when it comes to videos...

Any guesses who the new portrait is of? I don't think I'm going to skimp out and not finish this one. The tones aren't as washed-out as those in the Casey reference I used, so this guy won't turn out looking as pasty, which is good.