Some progress on the latest digital painting I am working on. I don't know how professional illustrators who work in this style do it...they must be getting paid a lot of money because I can tell you...it is quite labor intensive. Just the painting portion of this illustration that I am posting here is already at least 24-30 hours in.
I think if this project were an actual illustration I most likely wouldn't have made such an elaborate pen sketch under painting, but even so...just seems like a lot of work. I like how it is turning out so far. I am basically selecting the color right from the photograph, so don't be fooled. I find that I learn quite a bit more about color correctness this way. Some of the colors, like the greens in the shadows, and the greys here and there, I would have never guessed...I don't know how some artists can see that...or maybe they know by experience of having seen it the same way I am (with photoshop) enough before to make that decision clearly. Either way...my color needs work.
Other than that, I am starting to have heart palpitations again...thanks Jesus. No, it could be worse I guess...and it most likely will be. Just kidding...sort of.
Portrait Demo at the Yellow Barn Workshop
6 hours ago