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First airbrush portrait

Discussion in 'Step by Step' started by J000seph, Mar 29, 2016.


  1. J000seph

    J000seph Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    I'm a huge fan of black&white (black&gray) art. Most of my art prior to airbrush had been that. Colors are a new world for me.
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    SergioMisura Young Tutorling

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    Patrick Van Laere Double Actioner

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    Great first time portrait
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    wickedartstudio Needle-chuck Ninja

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    It's difficult to tell from the pics, but it looks like you initially covered up the face with a flat tone of the flesh color. Try painting in layers even if you plan to only use one or two colors. What I mean by that is paint the shapes you see on the face with your first layer of paint. Keep it lighter (or keep the substrate white showing) for the lighter areas and spray the darker areas a little heavier (or use more passes to darken them up) instead of covering the face with basically a solid value of color. Don't worry about detail so much with the first couple of layers, but you do want to build form. You can always adjust the values later with a wash of color for a more realistic appearance. It's easier to see what needs to be adjusted and not get lost by covering reference lines if you're lightly building form from the beginning.

    For the details try using free hand shields as someone else mentioned above to get crisp hard edges. Frisket works well for this too. It comes down to what you're comfortable with and what works for you.

    Overall you did a great job for a first portrait!
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  5. AirborneArtwerx

    AirborneArtwerx Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    J000seph, great first attempt buddy, keep at it and you’ll smash it!!!
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