30 March 2020
Acrobat plié - drawing in process
I don't really think anyone is all that interested in my process, but I have been posting more lately, both here and at Celluloid Slammer since it might give my 1-3 readers something to distract themselves for the current drama going on around us all.
The software is Affinity Photo which I find works well for my colour stuff. This is pretty typical of my set up. There is a blue pencil guide sketch to help me keep in mind the entire structure of the drawing. Under that are layers for the skin areas (head and arms, another is legs) and another with the clothing. I often work 100% in greyscale so I can recolour it later with HSL adjustments. It is easier for me than using coloured brushes. I think its because my background in physical paining is so limited and my pencil and ink stuff makes up most of my work. So it's unusual for me to have blocked out the red, black and white areas of the clothing. I just thought, given the extreme pose, it would be easier for me to visualize as I progressed.
I have not decided exactly how to do the tattoos, but I think on a separate layer and then using a blending layer to integrate them on the skin. The hair was black so I used pen techniques for that.
I think once the skin parts are done the rest will come together quickly. For some reason I have had luck with cloth folds and can do them fairly confidently. This was started a month ago and with all that is going on (including my dog dying) I just have not been able to focus on anything for more than a couple minutes at a time.
Small update below: