I made this based on a photo of a gorgeous unknown model:
If you know her name, that will be much appreciated!
I started this in Photoshop and tried to move to Corel painter 12, but I continued over in Photoshop, using a simple soft brush with the sized controlled by the pen, however I forgot to add an opacity control too, and the shaded areas seem way too digital, something that doesn’t happen in Corel (however the brush controls in Corel are way too complicated that its frustrating!)
hope you guys like it
I had an amazing photoshoot with Mariana Esquivel
Done entirely on Corel Painter 12, and based the pose and reference on a beautiful photograph by Darren Ankenman; I just discovered his photography, and I have to say, his style is very much the style I want my paintings to be, in terms of posing, sexy, effortless, and not necessarily classy, and also eluding the boring poses of pornography.
Be sure to check his pieces, they are absolutely marvelous.
and a gift for all of you here’s a layer by layer breakdown, which is not to be confused by a progressional gif on the work being done, its just the result of the workflow of working with layers.
Most of the work was done with the Thick n Thin Pen, playing with the opacity, and Real 2HB pencil brush here and there, I tried sticking to the wet acrylic brush but its really harder for me at the time, we’ll see later how can I improve my use and understanding of different brushes.
this piece was a study I wanted to make on another painting that I really liked made by an unknown artist (I really looked for it but couldn’t find it, if you know the author, please share!)
Basically I took the color palette and made a different portrait under the same (or similar) technique.
here’s a breakdown on the different layers: