So, it has been an interested few weeks here, as I have been working on a large mural for a stage set this week. I will post the status on that shortly.
But since I finished that big project today, i finally had time to finish my India Girl painting. I forgot to post the progress on that, so I will just post my stages here.
As usual, here is the reference for the painting:
And here is my painting progress, all done in Photoshop, and the only thing I sampled were my colors...I don't use cloning or copy/pasting for these paintings, because I am trying to build up my painting and compositional skills. So, I just eyeball it. It is better practice for me this way.
Mostly, my tools include - a hard and soft brush, the eraser, and LOTS of layers and masks. :) Nothing fancy.
Stage 1 - Blockout
Stage 2 - Face Detail
Stage 3 - Clothing Detail
Stage 4 - Hair and Shirt Ornaments
Stage 5 - Final
There you have it. She was a fun face to work on. I think what I liked about her was her smile. She has a genuine smile. :)
Anyways, I'll post the status on the mural painting soon!