Thursday, May 7, 2009

Art: Lucan, Elven Cleric

Finally got my second PC portrait done. As before, start to finish in Corel Painter X with a Wacom Graphire 4 tablet.

I honestly think this digitally inked/cell-shaded style is harder than a more painterly approach. Also, I need a lot more practice at shading and highlighting - especially faces and wrinkled surfaces.

I "cheated" on the chainmail. Instead of actually inking and coloring it in by hand, I used a variation of a tutorial I found on that uses a Photoshop filter. Here's a close-up:

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