I promised you red, didn’t I? Well after trying four separate times to get started, I finally gave in. I’m just more in people mode. Maybe later.
Skin tones. They tend to be the single greatest pain in my ass! I limit myself a lot on colour choices, because I believe that I can create most of what I need, which is true. Still, it requires a bit of experimentation sometimes.
When it works, like here, it can give the feeling that the warmth and shadows are coming from within the image itself. That’s definitely the goal.
Sometimes I run into an unusual problem that’s kinda normal. People are NOT perfectly symmetrical. Who knew?
This is a study I did of a good friend. She is very chatty and always seemed to have a totally normal facial symmetry… until I looked closer…
I had never noticed that before. I erased her eye a few times before I went with it.
Here you can’t see it as well. Most people are this way; arms too long, short torso, nose curves slightly to one hemisphere. And once you start seeing it, you can’t stop!
Although we draw from anatomy and physiology, understand that nature has its own quirks. Try to find a way to make that work for your image. It’s no secret that breast are rarely the same size on a woman. You can choose to give her “plastic surgery” or draw her in a way that highlights her beautiful essence without changing it.
The young lady in this picture loved her picture. She has a disorder, but she likes that her image makes her feel beautiful and special but doesn’t leave it out.
Always remember, “If every pork chop was perfect, we wouldn’t have hotdogs”
We Greg’s are good for stuff like that. 😊