I’ve had a tendency to have very saturated colors in the skin in these studies. After my last color one had a better balance, I tried to focus on that today. But it was tough, didn’t sleep well so I’m dragging today.
tried for a cartoony approach again. This one I’m way happier with. Started off with standard line work and fill, but then came back over the whole piece with a ‘Charcoal’ brush. I like the soft look over exaggerated forms.
Tried to focus on two things on this one. Getting more texture into the brushes and brushwork, and trying to knock back detail in the shadows. This is something I feel is definitely a place to keep improving for myself. I always end up with details in both the lit and shadow portions, rather than choosing one. This is something Iliya talked about in his digital painting live course, that I want to take to heart.
Since I’m trying to use this challenge to try new techniques and styles, I started this one off differently than my normal method. I did a very loose continuous line sketch (trying to not lift the stylus up till I was done) Then did a grisalle in browns
Another experiment with techniques, trying for a more charcoal and pastel approach. Also trying to focus again on difference between light and shadows, this time by making sure I added more detail and contrast to the lit portions.