Racing to finish my latest @skillshare class before my baby arrives! I’m not due for another 2 weeks+ but something is telling me I don’t have that much time. 😳 1 of 8 videos done. I’m really excited about this one - I think my skillshare peeps will really like it! Now just to finish in time....
Exciting weekend! Tomorrow (Saturday) I'll be at WonderGround Gallery at Disney Springs here in Florida from 4-7PM, and then Sunday I'll be broadcasting live from my studio from 2-8PM on Twitch (my name up there is JasmineBecketGriffith ) - http://www.twitch.tv/jasminebecketgriffith (free to watch on any computer or device/phone, and you can catch up here: http://www.twitch.tv/jasminebecketgriffith/videos/all ) - hope to see you guys either in "real life" or virtually!
Digital painting of my lil arty son Yusuke from p5 °3° keep swiping for the tutorial pictures and read my explanation below if you're interested :3
#1 . Began with basic under sketch, very rough, no details needed just yet but they'll act as guidelines.
#2 . What I call the overlay sketch; minimize the airbrush tool so the lines aren't harsh. Thin lineart is never ideal for painting. Notice that I used a purple shade - doing this will guide my color choice to unify the shadows to the other colors later on.
#3 . Here I added a basic application of color. Most prominent skin tones, clothes, eyes, and hair all underneath the overlay sketch layer. I call this Color Mapping, similar to a light wash technique used in traditional painting to be sure the colors are correct before adding details and building on/blending the colors.
#4 just blended the colors and used the basic pencil tool to make the overlay sketch lines obsolete. This is done on the top layer and I find not too difficult if you just deepen the color of those lines. The eyes, mouth, nose and eyebrows (what I call the focal points of the face) should be the only areas darkly overlined. I also added highlights and slight shadowing to the hair. To do this it does depend on the light source and a bit of practice to know how hair shines. I usually just follow the shapes and lighting of the head to determine that.
#5 final rendering stage; added a shade of red to the skin, then simply added a glow layer using purple with the airbrush tool and added highlighting to the cheeks, nose, lips, and corners of the eyes. Added some to the hair too cos why not. And he's all done!
Thanks for reading - hope you found it interesting c':
Here’s a video to show how I painted this fluffy boi over several weeks. 😊😻 music by the amazing Louie Zong, whose Bandcamp with awesome game covers and original compositions I listened to religiously while painting this cat!
The Strangeling Sale Print of the Week is my beloved "Wolf Moon!" up at my Strangeling website (link in profile) only $9.99 this week, signed on the back by me =) Worldwide shipping! We also have open edition canvases (wired & ready to hang!) on sale also, 12x16" for $90 - they are gorgeous (we are sold out of the limited editions & the original acrylic painting, but these are the next best thing). A fan favourite, a lot of you may recognize her from my "Shapeshifters" oracle deck cover, too =) XO Jasmine
Just finished off the final painting steps in this peachy piece! 🙌 Not quite finished though because the final step is something I’ve never done before but have wanted to for years: gold leaf! ⚱️🌿 I cannot wait to get my feet wet on a brand new medium this week! (PS Swipe to check out the detail in these leaves. I love how crisp and shiny they turned out!) Muse @stephaniefuckingstein