Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Such Great Heights

I don't have a ton of time at the moment, in a bit of a rush. But I didn't want to leave anyone hanging (if they were even watching in the first place).
Here's a series I've worked on this weekend... the homework, it's endless.

True Blood Portrait Series: Bill


Title:  True Blood Portrait Series: Bill
Date: February 3, 2013
Medium: Photoshop
Scale: Original is 1500px x 1950px

Notes:  The series of portraits did not start off with Bill, but he got lucky and placed in the front. Honestly, out of all the portraits, he seems to be the most anatomically correct. I hope that the slight contrast works well.


True Blood Portrait Series: Alcide


Title:  True Blood Portrait Series: Alcide
Date: February 1, 2013
Medium: Photoshop
Scale: Original is 1500px x 1950px

Notes:  Alcide I believe was the second of the portraits I did. I tried my best to make him as contrasty as possible, but I think the tones are still a little too subtle. He is up there with one of my favorite characters from the show though...


True Blood Portrait Series: Jessica


Title:  True Blood Portrait Series: Jessica
Date: February 2, 2013
Medium: Photoshop
Scale: Original is 1500px x 1950px

Notes:  She was a bit of a difficult character to render, because she is so pale there are only subtle variations in her skin tone.


True Blood Portrait Series: Jason


Title:  True Blood Portrait Series: Jason
Date: February 2, 2013
Medium: Photoshop
Scale: Original is 1500px x 1950px

Notes:  I think I went a bit overboard for Jason's hair, but he was actually pretty fun to paint. I think I could still go back in (as with all of them) and noodle for a bit to make the tones more smooth, but either way, it was exciting.


True Blood Portrait Series: Lafyette


Title:  True Blood Portrait Series: Lafyette
Date: February 1, 2013
Medium: Photoshop
Scale: Original is 1500px x 1950px

Notes:  I actually started with Lafyette. I made him look slightly younger than he actually is, but he was fun to do. I think I have a good time painting African Americans because they tend to have a nice middle to dark tone overall and it makes for an easier time to bring out the hard highlights. 


True Blood Portrait Series: Sam


Title:  True Blood Portrait Series: Sam
Date: February 4, 2013
Medium: Photoshop
Scale: Original is 1500px x 1950px

Notes:  This was the last one of the bunch, so it kind of had a rushed feeling to it. I was just ready to be done at that point. I powered through the bunch and just kept on truckin'. I've been told this one has the most emotion in his face of the bunch...


True Blood Portrait Series: Sookie


Title:  True Blood Portrait Series: Sookie
Date: February 4, 2013
Medium: Photoshop
Scale: Original is 1500px x 1950px

Notes:  This (in my opinion) looks the least of the original people of the bunch. I couldn't quite figure it out while I was painting... Sookie has some difference in the anatomy or something... <shrug>


True Blood Portrait Series: Tara


Title:  True Blood Portrait Series: Tara
Date: February 3, 2013
Medium: Photoshop
Scale: Original is 1500px x 1950px

Notes:  She looks a bit younger than she actually is. But the exciting thing was, this was my first time ever doing braids, so the texture was completely different than normal hair.


True Blood Portrait Series: "Normals"


Title:  True Blood Portrait Series: "Normals"
Date: February 1 - 4, 2013
Medium: Photoshop


True Blood Portrait Series: "Supes"


Title:  True Blood Portrait Series: "Supes"
Date: February 1 - 4, 2013
Medium: Photoshop


Digital Face Studies


Title:  Digital Face Studies
Date: January 31, 2013
Medium: Photoshop
Scale: Original is 3000px x 3000px

Notes:  Doing these studies is actually what started the whole crazy mess above. I was just doing face studies la-de-da, when suddenly I was like... "FACE FEST 2013!" And off I went on a tangent...


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