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November 9, 2006
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Pepper Portrait - Process by Artgerm Pepper Portrait - Process by Artgerm
Final image can be viewed here > [link]

These are the steps I take for this style:

1) Start off Simple construction lines for her face and overall composition. 10-15 mins

2) Once the sketch is done, set it to 10% opacity and add a new layer on top of it for the clean lineart. 30 mins

3) Remove the sketch layer, add a new one underneath the lineart and throw in some flat colours, usually 60-70% dark of the local colours.

4) After deciding the light direction, start adding values to her face without focusing too much on the details. Pay great attention to the tonal values.

5) Continue to expand the value range of her face, add in the cast shadows and highlights.

6) Move on to her clothings

7) Define the reflective surface of her helmet with reflection to the affected areas.

8) Finish her bra top and complete most of the details.

9) Set the lineart in multiply mode and tint it with the surrounding local colour.

Flatten the layers and blend some harsh lines with Painter's blender - Just Add Water tool.

Add the secondary light source from the left.

Final cleanup and minor adjustments of her face - I shrinked her eyes a little with Photoshop's liquify tool.

Total time - 4 hours. No reference.
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SaturdayXII Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
would hope to know which painter brushes to paint up skin and hair .
An the way you paint up the hilarious hair .
I love your art!!!! When I grow up I want to be able to do things like this *u*
JuliaBullet Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the steps!
This is awesome. I learnt something here ^^
VectorJumper Jan 23, 2011
wow, nice!!!!
SO helpful, thank you for your tips.
XxSorceress-RinoaxX Feb 14, 2010
Great!! Amazing!!
WoBcoming Feb 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
can anyone show me how to do step 9 in photoshop ? ... i'm just get into digital painting , so this would be a great help, thx in advanced
by the way i always love Stanley's art , each time i see it make me feel relax
wonderful cant stop staring.
TwilightFalco Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! ^^
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